1350-1359-Winchelsea and Poitiers
Battle of Winchelsea
On 29 Aug 1350 the English fleet defeated a Castilian fleet at Winchelsea, Sussex during the Battle of Winchelsea. Around twenty Castilian ships were captured; several were sunk. For the English Edward III King England 1312-1377 (37) and his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (20), James Audley 1318-1369, Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392, Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (40) and John Sully 1283-1388 (67) fought.
Statute of Labourers
In 1351 the Statute of Labourers was a futher attempt by Parliament to constrain worker's wages following the Black Death. In practice, the Statute was poorly enforced and caused considerable resentment, ultimately being one of the causes of the Peasant's Revolt.
In 1351 the Treason Act defined Treason for the first time: High Treason and Petty Treason, and the associated penalties. Hanging, drawing an quartering for men, burning for women.
Statute of Provisors
In 1351 the Statute of Provisors attempted to constrain the appointment of benefices to aliens ie non-English who are not subject to English Laws.
Battle of the Thirty
On 26 Mar 1351 thirty English and thirty French knights fought in an arranged battle at Guillac known as Battle of the Thirty. Hugh Calveley 1324-1394 (27) fought, was captured and ransomed.
Statute of Praemunire
In 1353 the Statute of Praemunire attempted to constrain the power of Rome over the sovereignty of England.
Battle of Bordeaux
On 13 Jan 1356 Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (25) and Ralph Basset 3rd Baron Basset Drayton 1335-1390 fought at Bordeaux during the Battle of Bordeaux
Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to be King Scotland
On 20 Jan 1356 Edward Balliol I King Scotland 1283-1367 surrendered his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III King England 1312-1377 (43) in the presence of William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby 1330-1381 (25). .
Battle of Poitiers
On 19 Sep 1356 the army of Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (26) defeated the French and Scottish army led by John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 at the Battle of Poitiers. John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 was captured.
The the English army included: Thomas Felton 1330-1381 (26), James Audley 1318-1369, Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 (43), Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh 1328-1369 (27), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough 1295-1361, Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh 1335-1375, Ralph Ferrers 1329-1392, William Scrope 1325-1367, William Montagu 2nd Earl Salisbury 1328-1397, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh 1319-1375 (37), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369, William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382, John Vere 7th Earl Oxford 1312-1360 (44), John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1323-1372, Thomas Arderne 1337-1391, Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos 1320-1369 (36), Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (36), Jean Grailly 1331-1376 (25) and John Sully 1283-1388 (73). Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (53) protected the baggage train. .
The French and Scottish army included: John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364, Philip "Bold" Valois-Burgundy II Duke Burgundy 1342-1404, Jean Bourbon I Count La Marche 1344-1393, Archibald "Grim" Douglas 3rd Earl Douglas 1329-1400, John "sans Terre" Artois 1st Count Eu 1321-1387; all captured.
Guichard Angle 1st Earl Huntingdon -1380 and William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas 1323-1384 fought. Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 1311-1356 was killed. .
34th Parliament Edward III
On 15 Dec 1357 Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 (53) was created 1st Baron Lisle of Kingston Lisle in Oxfordshire (3C 1357).
St Georges Day Celebrations (1358)
On 21 Apr 1358 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 attended the St Georges Day Celebrations (1358) wearing a dress made of silk, silver, 300 rubies, 1800 pearls and a circlet of gold.
Death of Isabella of France Queen Consort
On 22 Aug 1358 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 died at Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire. She was buried in Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate Street, City of London.
The funeral was performed by Simon Islip Archbishop Canterbury -1366. She was buried in the mantle she had worn at her wedding and at her request, Edward's (74) heart, placed into a casket thirty years before, was interred with her.
Funeral of William Greystoke