Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

King King Edward, III

King King Edward, III[1, 2]

Male 13 Nov,1312 - 1377

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  • Name King Edward  
    Title King 
    Suffix III 
    Born 13 Nov,1312  Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Edward III (of Windsor) (13 November 1312 \endash 21 June 1377)[1] was one of the most successful English monarchs of the Middle Ages. Restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward II, Edward III went on to transform the Kingdom of England into one of the most efficient military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in legislature and government\emdash in particular the evolution of the English parliament\emdash as well as the ravages of the Black Death. He remained on the throne for 50 years; no English monarch had reigned for as long since Henry III, and none would again until George III, as King of the United Kingdom.

    Edward was crowned at the age of fourteen, following the deposition of his father. When he was only seventeen years old, he led a coup against his regent, Roger Mortimer, and began his personal reign. After defeating, but not subjugating, the Kingdom of Scotland, he declared himself rightful heir to the French throne in 1338, starting what would become known as the Hundred Years' War. Following some initial setbacks, the war went exceptionally well for England; the victories of Crécy and Poitiers led up to the highly favourable Treaty of Brétigny. Edward's later years, however, were marked by international failure and domestic strife, largely as a result of his inertia and eventual bad health.

    Edward III was a temperamental man, but also capable of great clemency. He was, in most ways, a conventional king, mainly interested in warfare. Highly revered in his own time and for centuries after, Edward was denounced as an irresponsible adventurer by later Whig historians. This view has turned, and modern historiography credits him with many achievements..."

    http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1340.htm  [3
    History Founded ORDER OF THE GARTER
    The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour (inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint.(Wikipedia)  [2
    Died 21 Jun, 1377  Richmond (Sheen) Palace, Richmond, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I174  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Edward, II,   b. 25 Apr, 1284, Caemarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Sept, 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Isabella of France,   b. Abt 1292, Paris, Ile de France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug, 1358, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England, age 66 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phillipa of Hainault,   b. 24 Jun,1311, Hainault, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug, 1369, Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John of Gaunt,   b. 6 Mar 1340, St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb,1399, Castle Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Order of the Garter
    Order of the Garter

  • Sources 
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    2. [S4] If Legends are True.

    3. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm).