Gaveston's Demise

Council of Ordainers

Around 19 Mar 1311 the nobility attempt to constrain Edward II King England by imposing a Council of Ordainers upon him. The Council included twenty-one signatories including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury
John Capet 5th Earl Richmond
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal, and
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke. .

Exile of Piers Gaveston

In Apr 1311 Parliament exiled Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall was appointed Lieutenant Ireland by Edward II King England who immediately started to plot for his return. .

Gaveston Returns from Exile

On 13 Jan 1312 Edward II King England and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall were reunited at Knaresborough Castle (probably). .

Gaveston's Escape from Newcastle

On 04 May 1312 Edward II King England and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall were at Newcastle on Tyne Castle where they barely escaped a force led by Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy and Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall escaped to Scarborough, Edward II King England to York. .

Gaveston Surrenders

On 19 May 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall surrendered to Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall who were besieging the castle. The terms of the surrender were that Pembroke, Warenne and Percy would take Gaveston to York, where the barons would negotiate with the king. .

Capture of Piers Gaveston

On 09 Jun 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall, under the protection of Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, stayed at The Rectory whilst en route south. Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke left Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall there whilst he left to visit his wife. The following morning Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, with Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex and John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort arrested Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall and took him to Warwick Castle. .

Trial of Piers Gaveston

Around 15 Jun 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall was tried at Warwick Castle by Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln and Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel. He was condemned to death. .

Execution of Piers Gaveston

Battle of Bannockburn

On 24 Jun 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn [Bannockburn, Stirling] Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Fauconberg, John Lovell 2nd Baron Lovel, William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal, Pain Tiptoft 1st Baron Tibetot, Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford, John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch, John Montfort 2nd Baron Montfort and William Vesci were killed. Henry Bohun killed by Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland
Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor, Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke and Robert Umfraville Earl Angus fought.
Thomas Grey undertook a suicidal charge that contributed to the English defeat and subsequently blemished his career.
William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby was captured.

On 24 Jun 1314 the Scottish army of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland including, James "Black" Douglas, heavily defeated the English army led by Edward II King England at the Battle of Bannockburn [Bannockburn, Stirling].

Funeral of Piers Gaveston

On 02 Jan 1315 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall was buried at King's Langley Priory in a lavish ceremony some two and a half years after his murder. The ceremony was attended by Edward II King England and his wife Isabella Capet Queen Consort England as well as Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk, Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere, Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer and his son Hugh "Younger" Despencer. .

Siege of Berwick

On Sep 1319 Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor fought at Berwick on Tweed during the Siege of Berwick.