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This Sceptred Isle
55 BC - 1087
1087 - 1327
1327 - 1547
1547 - 1660
1660 - 1702
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1792 - 1837
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In 1321 the Welsh marcher lords and the Lancastrian party joined together and fought the King and the Despensers. The Marcher lords were defeated first and then the northern barons led by Lancaster were defeated at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Lancaster was beheaded by the King.
One of the Marcher lords, Roger Mortimer, escaped to France.
Meanwhile Charles IV of France seized Gascony, Isabella suggested she went to France to negotiate for Edward II. She became Mortimer's lover and the scheming began. She sent for her son, Prince Edward, to do homage for Gascony. Once he arrived safely she and Mortimer headed an invasion of England. The Despensers were hanged. The King was deposed and later died, almost certainly murdered, at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
Sir Hugh Despenser
Thomas of Lancaster's wife, Alice Lacy, left Lancaster and took refuge with the Earl of York, thus starting the hostilities between those two great families.
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|1306||Robert I, the Bruce, King of Scotland|
|1307||Edward I dies|
Edward II becomes King
|1314||English defeated at Bannockburn|
|1318||Edward II regains England and the Despensers rise to power|
|1322||Edward II defeats the Marcher lords and the Lancastrians|
Thomas of Lancaster is executed
|1326||Isabella and Mortimer invade England|
|1327||Edward II is deposed|
Edward III becomes King
Isabella & Mortimer govern
Scots invade England
|1328||Edward III recognizes Robert the Bruce as King of Scotland|