Edward III of England Timeline

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  • 13 Nov 1312
    Prince Edward, future Edward III of England, is born.
  • 1327 - 1377
  • 24 Jan 1327
    Edward II of England is obliged to abdicate by his wife Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
  • 1 Feb 1327
    Edward III of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 21 Sep 1327
    Edward II of England is murdered at Berkeley Castle.
  • 1328
    The English Crown recognises the independence of Scotland in the Treaty of Edinburgh/Northampton.
  • 24 Jan 1328
    Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault.
  • 15 Jun 1330
    Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III of England, is born.
  • 29 Nov 1330
    Edward III of England executes his former regent Roger Mortimer.
  • 19 Jul 1333
    Edward III of England wins a victory against the Scots loyal to David II of Scotland at the Battle of Halidon Hill.
  • 1335
    The English regain control of Stirling Castle.
  • 1337 - 1453
    The Hundred Years' War between England and France.
  • Mar 1337
    Edward the Black Prince is made the Duke of Cornwall giving him significant revenues from the duchy.
  • Jun 1340
    An English fleet of Edward III of England destroys or captures a French fleet at Sluys.
  • 1342
    The Scots regain control of Stirling Castle after a six-month siege.
  • 1343
    Edward of Woodstock, aka Edward the Black Prince, is made the Prince of Wales by his father Edward III of England.
  • 1344
    Windsor Castle hosts a great medieval tournament involving 200 knights.
  • 1345
    An army led by the Earl of Derby recaptures Gascony for the English Crown.
  • Jul 1346
    Edward III of England invades Normandy.
  • 12 Jul 1346
    Edward the Black Prince is knighted by his father Edward III of England.
  • 26 Aug 1346
    Edward III of England and his son Edward the Black Prince win a great battle against Philip VI of France at Crécy in France.
  • Oct 1346
    David II of Scotland, ally of Philip VI of France, invades northern England.
  • 17 Oct 1346
    An English army defeats the Scots at the Battle of Neville’s Cross near Durham and captures David II of Scotland.
  • Jul 1347
    Edward III of England and his son Edward the Black Prince capture the Fench city of Calais after a long siege.
  • c. 1348
    Edward III of England creates the Order of the Garter, a chivalric order for knights with its headquarters at Windsor Castle
  • 1348
    The Black Death plague arrives in England.
  • 19 Sep 1356
    Edward the Black Prince wins a great victory at the Battle of Poitiers against the French. John II of France is captured.
  • Oct 1357 - Nov 1357
    The Treaty of Berwick between England and Scotland releases David II of Scotland from his captivity under Edward III of England.
  • 1359
    Edward III of England and Edward the Black Prince march on Rheims but the French city holds out.
  • May 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny between England and France recognises Edward III of England's claims to French lands as he renounces his claim to the French throne.
  • 1362
    Edward the Black Prince is made the Prince of Aquitaine by his father Edward III of England.
  • 1367 - 1370
    King Edward III of England begins a massive rebuilding project at Rochester Castle.
  • 3 Apr 1367
    Edward the Black Prince famously wins the Battle of Najera in Castile.
  • 15 Aug 1369
    Queen Philippa, wife of Edward III of England dies.
  • 1372 - 1375
    Charles V of France recaptures most of the territory previously gained by Edward III of England leaving the English only Gascony and Calais.
  • Apr 1376
    The 'Good Parliament' is convened to reduce the corruption in Edward III of England's court.
  • 8 Jun 1376
  • 21 Jun 1377
    Death, likely from a stroke, of Edward III of England.
  • 16 Jul 1377
    Coronation of Richard II of England in Westminster Abbey.