Edward III 1312-1377
Edward III was King of England from 1327 until 1377. People also called him
Edward of Windsor.
The Family of
In 1328, Edward III married
of Hainault. Together they had fourteen children.
Two of the
kids became famous, son
Edward The Black Prince and son
John of Gaunt.
The Reign of Edward
The problem of the day was foreign relations with France, which
continually went downhill became officially a disaster in 1337 when
it culminated in the
Hundred Years' War.
Edward III was also busy fending off the
Scots who tried to invade England in 1346.
In 1346, Edward III invaded France and
battle of Cressy.
In 1348, Edward III established the
Order of the Garter.
In 1369, the Black Death got the better
of Edward's wife Philippa.
The Succession of
When Edward III died in 1377 his
grandson Richard of Bordeaux (son of Edward the Black Prince)
followed him to the throne as Richard II.
Here is the map of France during the reign of Edward III.
1327 - 1377
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Map of France
after the Treaty of Bretigny in 1360
And this is the map of France after the death of Edward III.
France at the
Death of Edward III
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