Warwick, Guy de Beauchamp, earl of

Warwick, Guy de Beauchamp, earl of

(bē`chəm, wŏr`ĭk), d. 1315, English nobleman. He was active in Edward I's campaigns in Scotland. A leading opponent of Piers GavestonGaveston, Piers
, d. 1312, favorite of Edward II of England. Son of a Gascon knight at the court of Edward I, he was a boyhood playmate of the future Edward II and acquired great influence over him.
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, he became (1310) one of the lords ordainers and procured Gaveston's banishment. He was largely responsible for Gaveston's death in 1312, although he did not participate in the actual execution.
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