King Edward II Timeline

 

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r.1307 -1327 King Edward II Reigned as King of England from July 7, 1307 - 20 January,1327. He was the son of King Edward I of England by his first wife Eleanor of Castile
1284 King Edward II was born on April 25, 1284 at Caernarvon Castle
1284 Prince Edward was the first English prince to hold the title of the Prince of Wales
1300 King Edward I chose Piers Gaveston as a suitable companion to Prince Edward
  Piers Gaveston tuned out to be a terrible influence on Prince Edward and they were believed are believed to have had a homosexual relationship. King Edward was furious and banished Piers Gaveston to France
1307 King Edward I died on July 7, 1307
1307 Edward succeeded to the throne of England on July 7, 1307 and immediately recalled Piers Gaveston from France who he created the Earl of Cornwall to the fury of the English court
1308 January 25: King Edward II married Isabella of France the daughter of King Philip IV of France, "Philip the Fair. They had four children: Edward (later King Edward III), John, Earl of Cornwall, Eleanor of Woodstock and Jeanne of the Tower
1311 The power of the decadent King was curbed by the Barons and the Parliamnet
1312 English barons, headed by the king's cousin Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, went to war against King Edward II and Piers Gaveston
1312 19 June 1312: Piers Gaveston was murdered.
1314 Robert the Bruce was laying siege to Stirling Castle
1314 June 1314: Edward led an army into Scotland to relieve Stirling Castle
1314 June 24: Battle of Bannockburn. King Edward II was totally defeated by Robert the Bruce who subsequently devastated the northern counties of England
1318 Hugh the younger Despenser replaced the role of Piers Gaveston. Edward gave him the title of the Earl of Gloucester
1321 Parliament, led by Thomas of Lancaster, had Hugh le Despenser and his son banished.
1322 War with the Barons: Edward recalled the Despensers from exile, and defeated Lancaster at Boroughbridge. Lancaster was executed at Pontefract.
1322 - 1327 The Despensers effectively ruled England
1325 Queen Isabella went to France to negotiate a solution to the disputes. Her eldest son, Edward of Windsor accompanied her.
1325 Queen Isabella formed a liaison with Roger Mortimer and plotted against the decadent Edward and was determined to expel the Despensers
1326 4 September 1326:  Isabella landed in Essex accompanied by Roger Mortimer and her son Edward
1326 October 2 : King Edward fled from London who supported Isabella
1326 November 16: King Edward 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 April 3: The deposed Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle
1327 King Edward II died on September 21, 1327 where he suffered a terrible death
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