History records that King Edward II was murdered in 1327 with the thrust of a red
hot poker. But now a new drama film is to raise questions about the murder and suggests
that the truth may be significantly different.
The beautiful setting of Berkeley Castle is also the site of this horrific murder
and even today the visitor looking into the murder room may be forgiven for shuddering.
In the middle of the 19th century however a new version of the story emerged.