Richard II of England Timeline

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  • 1337 - 1453
    The Hundred Years' War between England and France.
  • 6 Jan 1367
    Birth of Richard, eldest son of Edward the Black Prince and future Richard II of England.
  • 8 Jun 1376
  • 1377 - 1399
  • 1377 - 1381
    Richard II of England imposes three consecutive poll taxes on his subjects.
  • 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.
  • Jun 1381
    The Peasants' Revolt in England.
  • 15 Jun 1381
    Richard II of England meets and disbands a mob in London to end the Peasants' Revolt.
  • 1382
    Richard II of England marries Anne of Bohemia.
  • 1385
    Richard II of England leads an army into Scotland but the Scots avoid an engagement.
  • 1386
    Richard II of England makes the unpopular Robert de Vere the Duke of Ireland.
  • Dec 1387
    A group of English barons defeat Robert de Vere and his supporters at the Battle of Radcot Bridge near Oxford.
  • 1388
    The 'Merciless Parliament' appoints five Lords Appellants to rule England and sidelines Richard II of England.
  • 1393
    Richard II of England refurbishes Westminster Palace.
  • 1394
    Richard II of England leads an army to Ireland where 80 Irish chiefs pay homage to the king.
  • Jun 1394
    Death of Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England, likely from the plague.
  • 12 Mar 1396
    Richard II of England marries Isabella of France, the daughter of Charles VI of France, thus sealing a three-decade peace between the two countries.
  • 1397
    Richard II of England begins a purge on the Lords Appellant, who were voted by the 'Merciless Parliament' to rule in his stead. They are executed or exiled, including Henry Bolingbroke.
  • 3 Feb 1399
    Death of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III of England and Duke of Lancaster. His son Henry Bolingbroke inherits the title and the claim to the throne.
  • Jun 1399 - Jul 1399
    Henry Bolingbroke lands in northern England with a small invading army and marches south.
  • 20 Aug 1399
    King Richard II of England is forced to give himself up from his refuge in Conwy Castle.
  • Sep 1399
    Richard II of England is imprisoned in the Tower of London by Henry Bolingbroke.
  • 29 Sep 1399
    Henry Bolingbroke forces Richard II of England to sign a formal document of abdication.
  • 30 Sep 1399
    Parliament officially nominates Henry Bolingbroke as Richard II of England’s successor.
  • 13 Oct 1399
    Coronation of Henry IV of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 14 Feb 1400
    Death of Richard II of England in Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire.