Edward II of England Timeline

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  • 25 Apr 1284
    Edward II of England is born in Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 1301
    Prince Edward, son of Edward I of England, is formally awarded the title of Prince of Wales.
  • 1307 - 1327
  • 7 Jul 1307
    Death of Edward I of England from dysentery.
  • 25 Jan 1308
    Edward II of England marries Isabella of France.
  • 25 Feb 1308
    Edward II of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • Sep 1311
    Parliament appoints 21 Ordainers to limit the power of Edward II of England.
  • Jun 1312
    Piers Gaveston, friend and likely lover of Edward II of England, is executed by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.
  • 13 Nov 1312
    Prince Edward, future Edward III of England, is born.
  • 23 Jun 1314 - 24 Jun 1314
    Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn, effectively re-establishing Scottish independence. Stirling Castle is regained.
  • 1319
    Robert the Bruce makes raids on northern England and almost captures York.
  • Mar 1322
    English Royalists defeat a rebel army at the Battle of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster is executed.
  • 1323
    A 13-year truce is agreed between England and Scotland.
  • Aug 1324
    Roger Mortimer, rival to Edward II of England, escapes from the Tower of London using a rope ladder.
  • Sep 1326 - Oct 1326
    An army of mercenaries is sent by Isabella, wife of Edward II of England, to depose the king and lands at Orwell in Suffolk.
  • 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.
  • 12 Jun 1328
    David Bruce, future David II of Scotland, marries Joan, daughter of Edward II of England.