Ivy House Books [Published date: 1988]. Soft cover, 115 pp. 1996 Reprint. Black and white illustrations, index. [From back cover] The Lords of Berkeley, for centuries loyal soldiers and trusted servants of the Crown, like other barons were driven into rebellion by the territorial greed of the Despensers, favourites of Edward II. This book tells of Edward's captivity at Berkeley, his escape, recapture and death, and the varying fates of the conspirators. The story that Edward was not murdered but escaped a second time, dying in an Italian monastery, is examined in some detail and for the first time offers an explanation of the document upon which it is based, its purpose and effect. Reginald Perry, who died in 1992, was a Gloucestershire man who graduated in History and Economics at Bristol and London Universities. His maternal ancestors lived in and around Berkeley for three centuries. He wrote and lectured extensively on West Country history in Bristol and throughout GloucestershireWith a Foreword by Mr. John Berkeley.