Edward II, 1307-1314 7 th July 1307-Edward I dies at Burgh-on-Sands, Edward ii’s accession



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Edward II, 1307-1314


  • 7th July 1307-Edward I dies at Burgh-on-Sands, Edward II’s accession.

  • Edward II stays in the north until September, makes Gaveston Earl of Cornwall.

  • Nov 07-Feb 08- Gaveston takes central stage in running England nobles unhappy.

  • April 1308- parliamentary opposition to Gaveston-banished to Ireland.

  • July 1308-brought back by Edward II.

  • March 1310-Edward has to agree to Ordainers’ reforms of household and government.

  • Sept 1310-campaign in Scotland with Gaveston until July 1311.

  • Aug 1311- ordainers’ parliament at Northampton; Scots attack Northumberland.

  • Nov 1311-second ordainers’ Parliament; civil war erupts May 1312.

  • Scots capture a number of castles at this time; Linlithgow, Dundee, Perth and Dumfries.

  • June 1312-Edward II arrested and Gaveston executed; Scots attack Northumberland and the bishopric of Durham. Also attempt to take Berwick.

  • Nov 1312-Edward II’s first son born

  • June 1313-Edward Bruce gives the English garrison of Stirling one year deadline to submit unless relieved by an English army

  • October 1313- Bruce parliament declares one year deadline for Scots opponents to submit.

  • 1313-death of John Balliol?

  • Nov 1313- Edward II promises to relieve Stirling.

  • Feb/March 1314-Scots take Roxburgh and Edinburgh Castle.

  • 23/24 June 1314-battle of Bannockburn.


Use green workbook for Chronology

Reading for the next period/week/essay
G.W.S Barrow, Robert the Bruce and the Community of the Realm (1988) Chapters 11 and 12.
C. McNamee, The Wars of the Bruces (1997) Chapter 2 and 3.
M. Prestwich, The Three Edward III, Chapter 3.
M. McKisack, The Fourteenth Century, 130799 (1959), Chapter 1.
A.A.M Duncan ed, John Barbour’s The Bruce (1998).
K. De Vries, Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century (2000), Chapter 6.

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