Zalewski Family Genealogy

King Edward III of ENGLAND

Male 1312 - 1377


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  • Name  King Edward III of ENGLAND 
    Prefix  King 
    Born  13 Nov 1312  Windsor Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Jun 1377  Richmond, County Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 


    • --From Wikipedia --



      Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) 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 the most efficient military power in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in legislature and government—in particular the evolution of the English parliament—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.



      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 1340, starting what would be 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.
    Person ID  I2266  Brian & Darcy Zalewski | Darcy's Direct Line, Darcy's Royal Line (unconfirmed)
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2009 

    Father  King Edward II ENGLAND,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarvon Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkley, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Queen Isabella of FRANCE,   b. 1290,   d. 22 Aug 1358, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1307/8  Boulogne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F738  Group Sheet

    Family  Queen Philippa of HAINAULT,   b. 24 Jun 1311, Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1369, Windsor Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jan 1328/9  Minster, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Duke John of GAUNT,   b. 24 Jun 1340, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1398/9, Leicester Castle Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F732  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1312 - Windsor Castle, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1328/9 - Minster, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1377 - Richmond, County Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S152] Debrett's Kings And Queens of Britain, 79.

    2. [S140] Magna Charta, 2546.

    3. [S153] Britain's Kings And Queens, 16.


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