1320-1329-Despencer War, Isabella and Mortimer

Declaration of Arbroath

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 -1333.

Siege of Leeds Castle

In Oct 1321 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (26) was returning from Canterbury, Kent to London. She sought accommodation at Leeds Castle, Kent which was under the protection of Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 (34) the wife of Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (46) . Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 (34) refused entry to the Queen killing around six of her retinue when they tried to force entry. Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) commenced the Siege of Leeds Castle. Once Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) gained possession of the castle, he had the garrison hanged from the battlements. Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 (34) , her five children, and Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (34) , her nephew, were imprisoned in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.

Battle of Boroughbridge

On 16 Mar 1322 the rebel army led by Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44) attempted to cross the bridge at Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. Their path was blocked by forces loyal to the King led by Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle 1270-1323 (52) . Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (46) was killed. Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (46) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (34) , John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (57) and John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (32) fought for the rebels. Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1300-1322 (22) , Nicholas Longford 1288-1356 (34) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44) , John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray 1286-1322 (35) were captured. Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (51) hanged after the battle. .

On 16 Mar 1322 at Boroughbridge, Yorkshire John Clinton 2nd Baron Clinton 1300-1335 (22) , Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323 (22) , William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby 1276-1327 (46) , Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344 (34) , Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar 1293- (29) and Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338 (42) fought for the King at the Battle of Boroughbridge.

After 16 Mar 1322, Battle of Boroughbridge, Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 and his wife Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester -1342 were both imprisoned. He in Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and she in Sempringham Priory, Sempringham, Lincolnshire.

On 25 Mar 1322 Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle 1270-1323 (52) was created 1st Earl Carlisle (1C 1322) in reward for his capture of Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 at the Battle of Boroughbridge.

Trial of Lord Badlesmere for Treason

On 14 Sep 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (47) was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 (62) at Canterbury, Kent during the Trial of Lord Badlesmere for Treason. Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (47) was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, Canterbury, Kent, where he held property, where he was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean, Canterbury, Kent.

Despencer War Executions

On 22 Mar 1322 Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44) was beheaded at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire .

On 23 Mar 1322 Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1300-1322 (22) and John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray 1286-1322 (35) were hanged at York, Yorkshire .

Return of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer

In Oct 1326 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (31) landed at Orford, Suffolk with Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (39) , John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (36) and Nicholas Abrichecourt 1290- (36) .

Coronation of Edward III

On 01 Feb 1327 Edward III King England 1312-1377 (14) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey, Westminster by Walter Reynolds, Archbishop Canterbury. .

Death of Edward II

On 21 Sep 1327 Edward II King England 1284-1327 (43) was murdered at Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire. 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. .

Marriage of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault

On 24 Jan 1328 Edward III King England 1312-1377 (15) and Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 (13) were married at York Minster, York, Yorkshire .Fourth Cousin Once Removed, Fourth Cousin Once Removed

Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament

On 31 May 1328 the Mortimer family leveraged their new status at a lavish ceremony that celebrated two marriages in Hereford, Herefordshire. Edward Plantagenet 1320-1334 (8) and Beatrice Mortimer 1322-1383 (6) were married. Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke 1319-1348 (9) and Agnes Mortimer 1317-1368 (11) were married. Edward III King England 1312-1377 (15) and his mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (33) attended as well as Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (41) . .Half Third Cousin Twice Removed, Half Third Cousin Once Removed

Roger Mortimer created Earl of March

In Oct 1328 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (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. .