1340-1349-Crecy, Calais and Plague
24 Jun 1340 Battle of Sluys
On 24 Jun 1340 Edward III King England (27) attacked the French fleet at anchor during the Battle of Sluys capturing more than 200 ships, killing around 18000 French. The English force included John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (24) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (30) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (27) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby (10) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (22) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (38) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (30) , Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny (30) and Richard Pembridge (20) . Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer (38) died from wounds.
30 Sep 1342 Battle of Morlaix
On 30 Sep 1342 the French army attacked the English besiegers of Morlaix forcing the English to retreat to the nearby woods. William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (32) commanded, John Vere 7th Earl Oxford (30) fought. [Battle of Morlaix].
Aug 1345 Battle of Bergerac
Around 25 Aug 1345 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (35) commanded the English forces at Bergerac during the Battle of Bergerac. The English army including Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny (35) won a decisive victory over the French with Henri Montigny captured.
22 Sep 1345 Funeral Henry 3rd Earl Lancaster (Hospital Chapel)
After 22 Sep 1345 Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster was buried at Hospital Chapel at a ceremony attended by Edward III King England and his wife Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England during the Funeral Henry 3rd Earl Lancaster
21 Oct 1345 Battle of Auberoche
On 21 Oct 1345 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (35) commanded an English army including Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny (35) at Auberoche during the Battle of Auberoche. The battle was a significant victory for the English with the French forces being heavily defeated. The ransoms alone made a fortune for many of the soldiers in Derby's army, as well as Derby himself, who was said to have made at least £50,000 from the day's captives, and sealed his reputation as 'one of the best warriors in the world'.
26 Aug 1346 Battle of Crecy
On 26 Aug 1346 the army of Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales (16) defeated the French army at Crecy during the Battle of Crecy. The English army was commanded by Edward III King England (33) , his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales (16) , Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (33) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (30) .
On 26 Aug 1346 at Crecy during the Battle of Crecy the English army was included: James Audley (28) , Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier, Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (17) , Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough (51) , John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Knayth (66) , Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Chartley (37) , Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Bolton (19) , William Scrope (21) , Stephen Scrope (21) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby (16) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (28) , Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle (42) , Nicholas Longford (58) , Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh (27) , Michael Poynings 2nd Baron Poynings (28) , Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk (48) , John Vere 7th Earl Oxford (34) , Thomas West (34) , John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby (43) , John Wingfield (26) , Henry Percy 3rd Baron Percy (25) , Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (43) (possibly), Walter "Elder" Devereux (37) , John Devereux (44) , Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos (26) , Richard Pembridge (26) and John Sully (63) .
On 26 Aug 1346 at Crecy during the Battle of Crecy the French army suffered significant casualties. Philip "Fortunate" VI King France (53) was wounded. Charles Valois Count Alençon (49) , Louis Chatillon II Count Blois, I Count Chatillon, Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers, I Count Flanders (42) , William Guines (33) and his son Enguerrand Guines (33) , John I King Bohemia (50) and Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine (26) were killed.
17 Oct 1346 Battle of Neville's Cross (Durham)
On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near Durham the English inflicted a heavy defeat on the Scottish army that had invaded England in compliance with their treaty with the French for mutual support against England. The English army included: William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt (45) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (34) , Ralph Hastings (55) , Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (55) , William Zouche Archbishop York, Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy (47) and John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray (35) . Of the Scottish army David II King Scotland (22) and William "Flower of Chivalry and Knight Liddesdale" Douglas 1st Earl Atholl (46) were captured. Neil Bruce and John Randolph 3rd Earl Moray (40) were killed.
09 Apr 1347 Tournament at Lichfield
On 09 Apr 1347 Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales (16) attended a Tournament at Lichfield. John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (29) , Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (43) (or possibly his son also Hugh Courtenay) and Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Chartley (38) took part in the Tournament. [Lichfield].
20 Jun 1347 Battle of La Roche-Derrien
On 20 Jun 1347 Charles "Saint" Chatillon Duke Brittany (28) was captured by Thomas Dagworth 1st Baron Dagworth (71) at La Roche-Derrien during the Battle of La Roche-Derrien
03 Aug 1347 Capture of Calais
1348 Black Death
In Jun 1348 the Black Death arrived in England. The first of many occurrences. It is estimated to have killed between 25 to 60 percent of the population of around six million. The outbreak lasted through 1349 recurring in 1362, 1369 and regularly thereafter until its last significant outbreak in The Great Plague of 1666.
On 11 Sep 1349 Bonne Luxembourg (34) died of plague in Maubisson. [Black Death]
1349 Ordinance of Labourers
In 1349 Parlament enacted the Ordinance of Labourers in response to the shortage of labour caused by the Black Death. The Ordinance introduced