This Day in History: 1313-02-28

By the end of February 1313, Thomas of Lancaster had finally agreed to return to King Edward II, the jewels – including a golden cup which was a gift from his mother, and four great rubies, an emerald and a huge diamond – which Piers Gaveston had been carrying when he was captured at Scarborough. But this did not stop the arguing between Edward and Lancaster, whilst the Scots continued to take advantage by raiding south as far as Yorkshire, but never, interestingly, threatening Lancaster’s castle at Pontefract,