Reigned 1327-1377. Edward assumed effective power in 1330 after imprisoning his mother and executing her lover Roger de Mortimer who had murdered his father; therafter his reign was dominated by military adventures. His victory in Scotland, especially at Haildon Hill 1333 encouraged him to plan (1363) the union of England and Scotland. Through his mother he claimed the French throne thus starting (1337) the Hundred years war. His son John of Gaunt dominated the government during his last years.
Father: Edward II , Of Caernarvon, King Of England b: 25 Apr 1284 in Caernarvon Castle, Wales
Mother: Isabelle , Queen Of England b: 1292 in Paris, Seine, France
Marriage 1 Alice Perrers
Marriage 2 Philippa , Countess Of Hainault b: 24 Jun 1311 in Valenciennes or Hainault, Belgium
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