Jul 1300 Siege of Caerlaverock Castle
In Jul 1300 Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (26) , Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (23) , Simon Fraser, John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster (31) and Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (50) fought at Caerlaverock during the Siege of Caerlaverock Castle.
b 09 Mar 1301 Baron's Letter to the Pope
Before 09 Mar 1301 seven Earls and 96 Barons signed a letter to the Pope refuting the Pope's claim that Scotland was subject to the Pope's feudal overlordship. The letter was never sent. Those who signed include: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey, Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln, Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer, Humphrey Bohun Earl Hereford, Earl Essex, Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk, Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel, Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, William Leybourne, Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster, William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby, Edmund Hastings, John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings, Baron Bergavenny, Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore, Fulk Fitzwarin 2nd Baron Fitzwarin, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy, Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter, John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Somerset, William Braose 2nd Baron Braose, John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort, Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton, John Moels 1st Baron Moels, Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley, Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford, John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin, Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland, Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Beauchamp, Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby, John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave, William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby, Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Piers Mauley 1st Baron Mauley, Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby, John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster, Roger Scales 1st Baron Scales, Thomas Furnival 1st Baron Furnivall, Hugh Bardolf 1st Baron Bardolf, Gilbert Talbot 1st Baron Talbot, William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt, Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, Walter Fauconberg 1st Baron Fauconberg [Baron's Letter to the Pope].
24 Feb 1303 Battle of Roslin
On 24 Feb 1303 at Roslin a Scottish force commanded by Simon Fraser and John Comyn 3rd Lord Baddenoch ambushed the English army led by John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave (47) who was captured and subsequently released. [Battle of Roslin].
11 Jul 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs aka Courtrai (Belgium)
On 11 Jul 1302 the army of Flanders unexpectedly defeated the army of France at Kortrijk during the Battle of the Golden Spurs aka Courtrai. Robert Artois II Count Artois, Raoul Clermont, Raoul Nesle and Godfrey Reginar were killed.
May 1303 Ambush at Melrose Abbey
Feb 1304 Battle of Happrew
Around 20 Feb 1304 a chevauchée of English knights including Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (29) , William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby (28) , John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster (35) , John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave (48) and the future Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (29) attempted, unsuccessfully, to capture Simon Fraser and William Wallace at Happrew during the Battle of Happrew.
Apr 1304 Siege of Stirling Castle
05 Aug 1305 Capture of William Wallace (Robroyston)
23 Aug 1305 Execution of William Wallace (Elms)
10 Feb 1306 Robert "The Bruce" murders John "Red Comyn" (Greyfriars Monastery Chapel)
On 10 Feb 1305 John Comyn 3rd Lord Baddenoch was murdered by Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (30) before the High Altar at Greyfriars Monastery Chapel. Robert Comyn, John Comyn 3rd Lord Baddenoch's uncle, was killed by Christopher Seton. Murder, in a church, in front of the altar, regarded as a terrible crime. The act gave Edward "Longshanks" I King England (65) just cause to invade Scotland. [Robert "The Bruce" murders John "Red Comyn"]
26 Mar 1306 Coronation of Robert the Bruce (Scone Abbey)
19 Jun 1306 Battle of Methven
On 19 Jun 1306 the forces of Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke including Robert Pierrepoint ambushed and routed the Scottish army of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (31) including Simon Fraser, Christopher Seton and John Strathbogie 9th Earl Atholl at Methven during the Battle of Methven. John Strathbogie 9th Earl Atholl was captured as well as many others.
07 Jul 1307 Death of Edward I (Burgh by Sands)
On 07 Jul 1307 Edward "Longshanks" I King England (68) died at Burgh by Sands on his way north to Scotland. Edward "Longshanks" I King England (68) gathered around him Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (29) , Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick (35) , Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke and Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (33) and charged them with looking after his son in particular ensuring Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall didn't return from exile. [Death of Edward I].
Aug 1307 Return of Piers Gaveston
On 06 Aug 1307, a month after his father's death, Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall was appointed 1st Earl Cornwall (5C 1307) by Edward II King England (23) to the shock of the nobilty; Earl Cornwall usually reserved for the heir. The earldom gave Gaveston substantial landholdings over great parts of England, to the value of £4,000 a year. These possessions consisted of most of Cornwall, as well as parts of Devonshire in the south-west, land in Berkshire and Oxfordshire centred on the honour of Wallingford, most of the eastern part of Lincolnshire, and the honour of Knaresborough in Yorkshire, with the territories that belonged to it. [Return of Piers Gaveston].
02 Nov 1307 Marriage of Piers Gaveston and Margaret de Clare
On 02 Nov 1307 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall and Margaret Clare were married, arranged by Edward II King England (23) . Margaret Clare was a grand-daughter of Edward I through his daughter Joan and, as such, significantly higher than Gaveston in the nobilty. [Marriage of Piers Gaveston and Margaret de Clare].
02 Dec 1307 Tournament at Wallingford (Wallingford Castle)
On 02 Dec 1307 Edward II King England (23) held a tournament to celebrate Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall's recent wedding. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall took the opportunity to humiliate the older nobility including John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (21) , Humphrey Bohun Earl Hereford, Earl Essex (31) and Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (22) further increasing his unpopularity. [Tournament at Wallingford].
25 Jan 1308 Marriage of King Edward II and Isabella of France (Boulogne-sur-Mer)
31 Jan 1308 Boulogne Agreement (Boulogne-sur-Mer)
On 31 Jan 1308 a group of England's leading nobles signed the Boulogne Agreement that attempted to curtail Edward II King England (23) 's rule. The signatories included Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham and Patriarch of Jerusalem, John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (21) , Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury (57) and Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick (36)
25 Feb 1308 Coronation of Edward II and Isabella (Westminster Abbey)
On 25 Feb 1308 Edward II King England (23) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey by Henry Woodlock, Bishop Winchester. Isabella Capet Queen Consort England was crowned as Queen Consort England. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall carried the Royal Crown. William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal (30) carried the Gilt Spurs. Humphrey Bohun Earl Hereford, Earl Essex (32) carried the Royal Sceptre. Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (27) carried the Royal Rod. Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (30) carried the sword Curtana (the sword of Edward the Confessor). Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (20) carried the table bearing the Royal Robes. Thomas Grey (28) and Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter [Coronation of Edward II and Isabella].