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King Of England Edward, III
Male 1284 - 1327


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  • Prefix  King Of England 
    Suffix  III 
    Birth  25 Apr 1284  Caernarvon, Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Sep 1327  Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3208  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2007 

    Father  King Of England Edward, I (Longshanks),   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Near Carlisle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eleanor, Of Castile 
    Married  Oct 1254 
    Family ID  F1450  Group Sheet

    Family  Isabella, Of France 
    Married  25 Jan 1307  Bolongne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. King Of England Edward, III,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2006 
    Family ID  F1545  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Edward II (reigned 1307-27) had few of the
      qualities that made a successful medieval king.
      Edward surrounded himself with favourites (the
      best known being a Gascon, Piers Gaveston), and
      the barons, feeling excluded from power, rebelled.
      Throughout his reign, different baronial groups
      struggled to gain power and control the King. The
      nobles' ordinances of 1311, which attempted to
      limit royal control of finance and appointments,
      were counteracted by Edward. Large debts (many
      inherited) and the Scots' victory at Bannockburn by
      Robert the Bruce in 1314 made Edward more
      unpopular.

      Edward's victory in a civil war (1321-2) and such
      measures as the 1326 ordinance (a protectionist
      measure which set up compulsory markets or
      staples in 14 English, Welsh and Irish towns for the
      wool trade) did not lead to any compromise
      between the King and the nobles. Finally, in 1326,
      Edward's wife, Isabella of France, led an invasion
      against her husband. In 1327 Edward was made to
      renounce the throne in favour of his son Edward
      (the first time that an anointed king of England had
      been dethroned since Ethelred in 1013). Edward II
      was later murdered at Berkeley Castle.