06 Apr 1320 Declaration of Arbroath (Arbroath Abbey)

On 06 Apr 1320 fifty-one Scottish magnates signed a letter to Pope John XXII declaring Scotland to be an independent sovereign state. The signatories included Malcolm Lennox 2nd Earl Lennox. [Declaration of Arbroath]

Oct 1321 Siege of Leeds Castle

In Oct 1321 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England was returning from Canterbury to London. She sought accomodation at Leeds Castle which was under the protection of Margaret Clare (34) the wife of Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (46) . Margaret Clare (34) refused entry to the Queen killing around six of her retinue when they tried to force entry. Edward II King England (37) commenced the Siege of Leeds Castle. Once Edward II King England (37) gained possession of the castle he had the garrison handed from the battlements. Margaret Clare (34) , her five children, and Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (34) , her nephew, were imprisoned in the Tower of London.

16 Mar 1322 Battle of Boroughbridge

On 16 Mar 1322 the rebel army led by Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (44) attempted to cross the bridge at Boroughbridge. Their path was blocked by forces loyal to the King led by Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle. Humphrey Bohun Earl Hereford, Earl Essex (46) was killed. Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (46) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (34) , John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort and John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers (32) fought for the rebels. Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford (22) , Nicholas Longford (34) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (44) , John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray (35) were captured. Warin Lisle (51) hanged after the battle. [Battle of Boroughbridge].

After 16 Mar 1322, Battle of Boroughbridge, Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester and his wife Margaret Clare were both imprisoned. He in Nottingham Castle and she in Sempringham Priory.

On 16 Mar 1322 at Boroughbridge John Clinton 2nd Baron Clinton (22) , Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke (22) , William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby (46) , Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle (34) , Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar and Peter Saltmarsh fought for the King at the Battle of Boroughbridge.

On 25 Mar 1322 Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle was created 1st Earl Carlisle (1C 1322) in reward for his capture of Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (44) at the Battle of Boroughbridge.

14 Apr 1322 Trial of Lord Badlesmere for Treason (Canterbury)

On 14 Sep 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (47) was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham (62) at Canterbury during the Trial of Lord Badlesmere for Treason. Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (47) was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, where he held property, where he was was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean.

Mar 1322 Despencer War Executions

On 22 Mar 1322 Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, Earl Lincoln (44) was beheaded at Pontefract Castle [Despencer War Executions].

On 23 Mar 1322 Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford (22) and John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray (35) were hanged at York [Despencer War Executions].

Oct 1326 Return of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer (Orford)

In Oct 1326 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England landed at Orford with Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (39) , John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers (36) and Nicholas Abrichecourt [Return of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer].

01 Sep 1327 Coronation of Edward III (Westminster Abbey)

On 01 Feb 1327 Edward III King England (14) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey by Walter Reynolds, Archbishop Canterbury. [Coronation of Edward III].

21 Sep 1327 Death of Edward II (Berkeley Castle)

On 21 Sep 1327 Edward II King England (43) was murdered at Berkeley Castle. There is speculation as to the manner of his death, and as to whether he died at all. Some believe he may have lived the rest of his life in Europe. [Death of Edward II].

24 Jan 1328 Marriage of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault (York Minster)

On 24 Jan 1328 Edward III King England (15) and Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England were married at York Minster [Marriage of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault].

31 May 1328 Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament (Hereford)

On 31 May 1328 the Mortimer family leveraged their new found status at a lavish ceremony that celebrated two marriages in Hereford. Edward Plantagenet (8) and Beatrice Mortimer (6) were married. Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke (9) and Agnes Mortimer (11) were married. Edward III King England (15) and his mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England attended as well as Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (41) . [Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament].

Sep 1328 Roger Mortimer created Earl of March

In Oct 1328 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (41) was created 1st Earl March (1C 1328) by his own authority to the surprise, perhaps astonishment, of the nobility who recognised his behaviour as similar to the usurped Edward II. [Roger Mortimer created Earl of March].