EDWARD I OF ENGLAND

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON KING EDWARD 1ST OF ENGLAND.EDWARD WAS ALSO  KNOWN AS "LONGSHANKS" AND "THE HAMMEROF THE SCOTS".

TIME-LINE OF EDWARD 1ST OF ENGLAND

 
1239
  • 17/18TH JUNE : Edward is born the son of King  Henry  III of England and Eleanor of Province at the palace of Westminster, London, England.
1240
  • 29TH SEPTEMBER Edwards sister Margaret of England is born at Windsor Castle
1242 
  • 24TH JUNE Edwards sister Beatrice of England is born
1245
  • 16TH JANUARY Edwards brother Edmund Crouchback is born.at London, England
1246
  • Edward caught a life-threatening illness
1247
  • Edward is ill again
  • Edward’s brother Richard is born.
1249
  • Edward was Duke of Gascony
1250
  • Edward’s brother John is born.
1251
  • Edward is ill again
  • 26TH DECEMBER Edward’s sister Margaret of England married Alexander III King of Scots
1252
  • Edward’s sister Katherine is born
1254
  • Edward at the age of fifteen travels from Portsmouth with his mother and the Archbishop of Canterbury to marry Eleanor of Castile
  • 1ST NOVEMBER: Edward married Eleanor of Castile in the Abbey of Santa María la real De Las Huelgas in Castile
1255
  • Edward and Eleanor returned via Dover to England. Eleanor lived initially at Windsor Castle
1256
  • Llywelyn ap Gruffydd declared himself Prince of Wales and rebelled against English control in Wales and
1260
  • 22ND JANUARY Edwards sister Beatrice of England married John II, Duke of Brittany
1262
  • Edward falls out with some of his former Lusignan allies over financial matters
1263
  • Edward raids the temple in London
1264
  • 14TH MAY The Battle Of Lewes: battle between royals and the barons. Edward was a commander at this battle, along with his uncle Richard and his father Henry  III England (the Result was a Baronial Victory) and Edward and his father Henry are taken hostage
  • Edward managed to escape from Simon de Montfort.
1265
  • 4TH AUGUST The Battle Of Evesham, part second barons war against the Royals, Edward is a commander at this battle
      result is a royal victory
  • Edward was created lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1266
  • JUNE–DECEMBER: which was a six month siege on the Kenilworth castle. Edward and his brother Edmund, and his father Henry  III England are commanders for the royalists. (,)
  • Edward was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckingham shire
1268
  • 6TH MAY: Edwards son Henry of England is born Windsor castle, Berkshire, England
  • 24TH JUNE: Edward took the crusader's cross in an elaborate ceremony  with his brother Edmund and cousin Henry of Almain
1269
  • 8TH APRIL Edwards brother Edmund of Crouchback married Aveline De Forz,
  • 18TH JUNE Edwards daughter Eleanor of England is born at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire
  • King Henry  III has spends a vast amount of money rebuilding Westminster Abbey. The body of Edward the Confessor was re-buried in the Abbey.
1270
  • Edward left England and went on his eighth crusade
1271
  • MAY 9TH, Edward joins the ninth crusade, to the holy land, his younger brother Edmund of Crouchback accompanied him.
1272
  • APRIL: Edwards daughter Joan of Acre is born at an acre, the kingdom of Acre
  • 16TH NOVEMBER: Henry  III England is dead, and Edward is now king of England
1273
  • 24TH NOVEMBER Edwards son Alphonso is born
1274
  • 2ND AUGUST Edward returns to England
  • 19TH AUGUST: The  joint coronation of Edward as king of England, along with his wife Eleanor . Edward was crowned by. Robert Kilwardby Archbishop Canterbury
  • One of Edward's first acts is to enforce a decree, requiring all English Jews to wear yellow badges.
  • The first main survey of the Hundred Rolls, an English census seen as a follow up to the Domesday Book, completed in 1086, is begun; it lasts until 1275
  • 12TH OCTOBER: Edwards son Henry of England died at Guildford, England 
1275
  •  26TH FEBRUARY: Edwards sisters Margaret of England died, in   Cupar castle
  • The Statute of The Jewry aced a number of restrictions on Jews of England, most notably outlawing the practice of usury.
  • 15TH MARCH   Edwards daughter Margaret of England is born at Windsor Castle
  • 24TH MARCH  Edwards sister Beatrice of England died in London, England
  • APRIL 22ND The first Statute of Westminster is passed by the English Parliament, establishing a series of laws in its 51 clauses, including equal treatment of rich and poor, free and fair elections, and definition of bailable and non-bailable offences
  • Eleanor de Montfort is captured by pirates in the employ of Edward, to prevent her marriage to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales; she is used as a bargaining chip over the coming years, in Edward's attempts to subjugate Llywelyn and Wales.
  • 29TH SEPTEMBER: Edward sister Margaret of England died in Cupar castle
  • Edward introduced a tax on wool.
1276
  • 3RD FEBRUARY Edwards brother Edmund of Crouchback married Blanche of Artois
1277
  • NOVEMBER; The Treaty of Aberconwy is signed by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales, and Edward, ending the First Welsh War, in exchange for restrictions on Llywelyn's power.
  • St George's Cross is first recorded in use as the national flag of England
1278
  •  AUGUST The Statute of Gloucester: one of the most important pieces of legislation enacted in the parliament of England
  • Edward visited Glastonbury Abbey to open what was then believed to be the tomb of Arthur and
  • 17TH NOVEMBER All Jews in England imprisoned on suspicion of coin clipping
1279
  • 11TH MARCH: Edwards daughter Mary of Woodstock is born in Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire
  • The Statutes Of Mortmain: Aimed at preserving the kingdom's revenues by preventing land from passing into the possession of the church.
  • The second of two main surveys of the Hundred Rolls, an English census seen as a follow up to the Domesday Book completed in 1086, is begun; it lasts until 1280.
  • The Royal Mint moves to the Tower of London.
1280
  • Edward ordered all Jews to attend special sermons, preached by Dominican friars, with the hope of persuading them to convert.
1282
  • MARCH Dafydd ap Gruffydd, brother of Prince of Wales Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, attacks an English castle; his brother feels compelled to support him, despite being unprepared for war. Their actions lead to the final English conquest of Wales, by Edward.
  • 17TH JUNE The Battle Of Llandeilo Fawr was part of the wars between English and Wales (The Result Was Welsh Victory)
  • 7TH AUGUST Edwards daughter Elizabeth of Rhuddlan is born, at Rhuddlan castle, Denbighshire
  • 6TH NOVEMBER The Battle Of Moel-Y-Don: the battle between the English and the Welsh, Edward wanted to conqueror wales. (Result of Welsh Victory)
  • 11TH DECEMBER The Battle Of Orewin Bridge: Part of the war between England and Wales, where Llywelyn Ap Gruffudd was killed, and this effectively ended the independence of Wales.
        Result English victory
1283
  • 25TH APRIL The last independent Welsh stronghold, Castell y Bere, falls to the English
  • 28TH JUNE A parliament of England summoned to assemble at Shrewsbury Abbey to decide the fate of the captured Dafydd ap Gruffydd is the first to include commoners.
  • 3RD OCTOBER Death by hanging, drawing and quartering is first used as a form of capital punishment (for the newly created crime of high treason) by Edward, in his execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last ruler of an independent Wales, at Shrewsbury.
  • Construction of Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, and Harlech Castle is begun in Wales by Edward, as a system of defences against possible future Welsh uprisings.
1284
  • 25TH APRIL Edwards son, the future Edward II of England is born at Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Edward held a "roundtable" events involving tournaments and feasting, and chroniclers compared him and the events at his court to Arthur.
  • 19TH AUGUST Edwards son Alphonso died.
1285
  • The writ Circumspecte Agatis, issued by Edward, defines the jurisdictions of church and state in England, thereby limiting the church's judicial powers to ecclesiastical cases only.
1286
  • MARCH King Alexander III of Scotland dies in a horse accident, with only Yolande of Dreux, Queen of Scotland's unborn child and 3-year-old Margaret, Maid of Norway as heirs; this sets the stage for the First War of Scottish Independence, and the increased influence of England over Scotland.
  • Edward visited the Duchy of Gascony and stayed for almost 3 years
  • 5TH JUNE Edward  pays homage to Philip IV of Franc
1287
  • Edward orders the expulsion of Jews from the duchy of Gascony and confiscates their property.
1289
  •  The Treaty of Birgham is concluded, which was for Margaret future Queen scots to Mary Edwards son, Edward.
  • Construction of Conwy Castle, ordered by Edward, is completed in Wales.
1290
  • 30TH APRIL Edward daughter Joan of Acre, married Gilbert De Clare, 7th earl of Gloucester.
  • 8TH JULY Edwards daughter Margaret of England married John II, Duke of Brabant in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 18TH JULY The edict of expulsion was a royal decree issued by Edward, expelling all Jews from the kingdom of England the edict remained in effect for the rest of the middle ages, right up till Oliver Cromwell had it overturned in1656.
  • The second of the Statutes of Mortmain are passed under King Edward, which prevents land from passing into the possession of the church. The statute Quia Emptores is also passed, reforming the feudal system of land leases, and allowing the sale of fee simple estates.
  • 26TH SEPTEMBER Queen Margaret of Scotland died and Scotland falls into hands of John Balliol, Edwards influence in Scottish affairs tainted Johns reign. in retaliation, Edward invaded Scotland, starting the wars of Scottish independence.
  • Approximate date of construction of the Round Table at Winchester Castle by order of King Edward.
  • DECEMBER The twelve Eleanor crosses are erected between Lincolnshire and London in England, as Edward mourns the death of his queen consort, Eleanor of Castile.
1291
  • 10TH MAY Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward in mediating the resolution of the succession crisis, created by the death of King Alexander III of Scotland, five years earlier
  • 24TH JUNE: Edwards mother Eleanor of Province died Amesbury
1292
  • 17TH NOVEMBER  John Balliol is selected by Edward as King of Scotland, from among thirteen competitors for the Crown of Scotland; Edward then treats John as a puppet ruler and Scotland as a vassal state, eventually provoking the Wars of Scottish Independence, commencing in 1296.
  • Edward  reforms and standardises the system of legal education
1293
  • The Isle of Wight is sold to Edward by Isabella de Forz, Countess of Devon, for 6,000 marks.
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER: Edwards daughter Eleanor of England married Henry III, count of bar
1294
  • John Balliol, King of Scotland, decides to refuse demands for support in a planned invasion of France, the result being the negotiation of the Auld Alliance with France and Norway in the following year. These actions play a part in precipitating the Scottish Wars of Independence, which begin in 1296.
  • Edward and Philip the  Fair of France declare war on each other. To finance this war, both kings lay taxes on the clergy. Pope Boniface VIII insists that kings gain papal consent for taxation of the clergy, and forbids churchmen to pay taxes.
  • JUNE Edward  takes direct control of the English wool trade
1295
  • 5TH MARCH The Battle Of Maes Moydog, War between England and Wales, Result (English victory)
  • 13TH NOVEMBER Edward summons the Model Parliament to Westminster, the composition of which serves as a model for later parliaments
1296
  • 30TH MARCH Capture of Berwick First Scottish fight for independence:Edward storms and captures Berwick-upon-Tweed, sacking what is at this time a Scottish border town, with much bloodshed. He slaughters most of the residents, including those who flee to the churches.
  •  27TH APRIL: The Battle of Dunbar: First Scottish fight for independence. This was  between England and Scotland: (Result English occupation of the Scottish lowlands the Scots are defeated
  • 5TH JUNE: Edwards brother Edmund Crouchback died
  • 10TH JULY: John Balliol abdicates the Scottish throne
  • Edward leaves Scotland
  • Edward commissioned the coronation chair. to contain the coronation stone of Scotland – known as the Stone of Destiny – which had been captured from the Scots who kept it at Scone Abbey. The chair was named after Edward the Confessor, s
1297
  • JANUARY Edwards daughter Joan of acre married Ralph De Monthermer
  • 8TH JANUARY : Edwards daughter Elizabeth of Rhuddlan married John I, count of Holland
  • 30TH JANUARY Edward Outlaws the clergy who have refused to pay his taxes due to an edict of Pope Boniface VIII
  • AUGUST: Edward sails for Flanders
  • 28TH AUGUST  Edward unsuccessfully invades Flanders
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER The Battle Of Stirling Bridge, between England and Scotland, Part  First Scottish fight for independence,  William Wallace is commander for the Scots  Result   Result Scottish Victory
1298
  • 22ND JULY The Battle Of Falkirk, First Scottish fight for independence between England and Scotland, Edward is commander for the English, and William Wallace is commander for the scot (Result  English Victory)
  • 29TH AUGUST: Edwards daughter Eleanor of England died at Ghent, county of Flanders
1299
  • 1ST APRIL Kings Towne on the River Hull (Kingston upon Hull) is granted city status, by Royal Charter of Edward
  • 27TH JUNE Pope Boniface VIII issues the papal bull Scimus Fili condemning  Edward  invasion and occupation of Scotland.
  • The Treaty of Montreuil
  • 8TH SEPTEMBER: Edward married for a second time Margaret of France
  • A serious fire occurs at Westminster Palace.
  • Early evidence is uncovered of Edward borrowing from the Italian merchants. Edward obtains a loan of 2,000 pollard marks, from agents of the Frescobaldi Firm in London
1300
  • Piers Gaveston became a member of the household of the young Prince Edward  was apparently impressed by Piers Gaveston conduct and martial skills and wanted him to serve as a model for his son
  • 10TH MARCH.Wardrobe accounts of  Edward include a reference to a game called Creag being played at the town of Newenden in Kent. It is generally agreed that creag is an early form of cricket.
  • 1ST JUNE: Edwards son Thomas of Brotherton, is born at Brotherton, Yorkshire at Woodstock, Oxfordshire
1301
  • 7TH FEBRUARY Edwards son, Edward is the first English prince to be titled and invested prince of wales
  • 5TH AUGUST: Edwards son Edmund of Woodstock is born
1302
  • Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, reconciles with Edward.
  • Edward held "Round Table" events again
  • 14TH NOVEMBER: Edwards daughter Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Married for a second time to Humphrey De Bohun, 4th earl of Hereford, 3rd of Essex at Westminster Abbey
1303
1304
  • Scottish Parliament submits to English rule
  • 20TH JULY  Fall of Stirling Castle: Edward takes the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence
  • Edward awarded Piers Gaveston the wardship of Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, after the death of Roger's father, on the request of Edward, Prince of Wales
1305
  • 5TH AUGUST: William Wallace is captured by John De Menteith, a Scottish knight loyal to Edward, turned William Wallace over to English soldiers at Rob Royston near Glasgow
  • 23RD AUGUST: William Wallace is hung drawn and quartered at Smithfield, London, Middlesex, England
  • There was a dispute between the treasurer Walter Langton and Prince Edward. Which enraged King Edward to the point where he banned his son from the court and banished several men from the prince's household Including Piers Gaveston. After some negotiations involving family members and friends, then King and his son Pince Edward were reconciled, however, Piers Gaveston was not permitted to return to court.
1306
  • 25TH MARCH  Robert the Bruce is crowned of Scotland.
  • MAY Piers Gaveston is back at the royal court
  • Piers Gaveston and twenty-one other knights deserted a Scottish campaign to attend a tournament. An arrest order was sent out for the deserters
1307
  • JANUARY Queen Margaret of France, Edward's wife  helped those including Piers Gaveston receive a pardon for being deserters
  • Piers Gaveston returns to the Royal court.
  • 26TH FEBRUARY Edward announced that Piers Gaveston had to leave the realm shortly after 30th April that year According to Walter of Guisborough, the prince appeared before the King to request that his own county of Ponthieu be given to Piers Gaveston. King Edward, enraged, tore out handfuls of his son's hair and threw him out of the royal chambers. It would appear Piers Gaveston banishment was more of a punishment for Prince Edward than for anything directly linked to Piers Gaveston.
  • On Piers Gaveston departure, from Court  Prince Edward equipped him with horses, luxurious clothes, and £260 of money
  • 23RD APRIL: Edwards daughter Joan of Acre, died at Clare Castle, Clare
  • MAY The Battle of Loudoun Hill. First Scottish fight for independence. This was between England and Scotland. Robert the Bruce is commander for Scotland.
      The result (Scottish Victory)
  • JUNE EDWARD started to developed dysentery
  • 6TH JULY: Edward encamped at Burgh By Sands
  • 7TH JULY: Edward died at Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England in the arms of his servants
 
Edward. I of England was buried on the 27TH October 1307 at Westminster Abbey, London, England

EXTRA FACTS ON EDWARD I OF ENGLAND

  • Edward was King of England for thirty-five years .He was also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots
 
  •  Edward was named by his father Henry III after the last Anglo Saxon king (and his father's favorite saint), Edward the Confessor.
 
  • Edward was a tall man for his era, hence the nickname "Longshanks" he was also nicknamed and the Hammer of the Scots. His father had named him Edward, after Edward the confessor.
 
  • Edwardian Conquest of Wales, took place between 1277 and 1283. It resulted in the defeat and occupation of the Principality of Wales, and the other last remaining independent Welsh principalities
 
 
  • Edward was deeply affected by his wife Eleanor of Castile death. He had been faithful to her through-out their whole marriage. He displayed his grief by erecting twelve so-called Eleanor crosses, one at each place where her funeral cortège stopped for the night.
 
  • Edwards second wife, Margaret of France, was the youngest daughter of king Philip III France.
 
  • During Edwards “THE EDICT OF EXPULSION”, 1290, Over three hundred Jews were taken to the Tower of London and executed, while others were murdered in their homes. Edward decreed that the Jews were a threat to the country. All Jews were made to wear a yellow patch in the shape of a star.
 
  • The Famous Chronicle of King Edward the First is a play by George Peele, published 1593, chronicling the career of Edward I of England.

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