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This notorious favourite of Edward II was created the Earl of Cornwall and Keeper of the Realm
His enemies twice forced Edward to banish him
He was seized and beheaded in 1312 by the Earl of Leicester
18 May, 1152
Prince Henry, son of Queen Matilda, marries Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor was divorced from Louis VII of France only a few weeks earlier
His nickname meant 'ill council'
He gained the throne after his mother killed his half-brother, Edward the Martyr
The nickname was improperly translated as 'Unready'