Timeline of King Edward III

Timeline of King Edward III
The Middle Ages encompass one of the most exciting and bloodthirsty periods in English and European History.

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Biography of King Edward III

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r.1327 - 1377 Edward III reigned as King of England from 1327 - 1377 for 56 years. He was the son of the deposed King Edward II of England and Isabella of France
1312 Prince Edward of Windsor was born on November 13, 1312 at Windsor Castle
1325 Queen Isabella went to France to negotiate a solution to the disputes. Her eldest son, Prince Edward of Windsor accompanied her.
1325 Queen Isabella formed a liaison with Roger Mortimer and plotted against the decadent King Edward II and was determined to expel the powerful Despensers
1326 4 September 1326:  Isabella landed in Essex accompanied by Roger Mortimer and Prince Edward
1326 October 2 : King Edward II fled from London who supported Isabella
1326 November 16: King Edward II was and imprisoned in Monmouth Castle
1327 January King Edward II was forced to abdicate in favour of his son Edward who became King Edward III
1327 The coronation of Prince Edward was on February 1, 1327 when he became King Edward III
1328 King Edward was married to Philippa of Hainault (c. 1314-1369)
  King Edward III and Queen Philippa had twelve children, seven sons ( only five survived) and five daughters - Edward, Prince of Wales - the Black Prince, Lionel, Duke of Clarence, John, Duke of Lancaster ( John of Gaunt), Edmund, Duke of York, Thomas, Duke of Gloucester. His daughters were called Isabella Plantagenet (1332 - 1382), Joan Plantagenet (1335 - 1348), Blanche Plantagenet (b. 1342), Mary Plantagenet (1344 - 1362) and Margaret Plantagenet (1346 - 1361)
1330 King Edward seized control of the English court, overthrowing Mortimer, who was executed, and removing Queen Isabella from power.
1333 Battle of Halidon Hill: King Edward III defeated the Scots
1340 January 26: Edward had a claim to the French throne and declared himself king of France
1340 Start of the Hundred Years War between England and France
1346 Battle of Crecy: The French were defeated at the Battle of Crecy. The Black Prince joined his father in this battle
1347 King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter as "a society, fellowship and college of knights."
1347 - 1351 The Black Death ravaged England
1356 The Battle of Poitiers: The Black Prince led England to the great victory at the  Battle of Poitiers
1360 The Treaty of Bretigny: The English were given a three million crown ransom for the release of the captured French king, John II
1369 Queen Philippa died in 1369
1369 King Edward took Alice Perrers as his mistress
1376 June 8: Edward, the Black Prince and eldest son of King Edward III died. His eldest son, Richard, became heir to the English throne and was given the title of Prince of Wales
1376 The "Good Parliament":  Parliament criticised Edward's councillors, including family members of Alice Perrers
1377 King Edward III died: June 21, 1377 at Sheen Palace. He was buried in Westminster Abbey
1377 King Edward III was succeeded by Richard, the son of Edward the Black Prince. He was crowned King Richard II of England

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