Biography of William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas

Timeline

Around 1323 William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas was born to Archibald Douglas and Beatrice Crawford.

On Aug 1353 William "Flower of Chivalry and Knight Liddesdale" Douglas 1st Earl Atholl killed by William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas at Ettrick Forest, Ettrick.

Battle of Poitiers

On 19 Sep 1356 the army of Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales defeated the French and Scottish army led by John "The Good" II King France at the Battle of Poitiers. John "The Good" II King France was captured.
The the English army included: James Audley, Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick, Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh, Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough, Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh, Ralph Ferrers, William Scrope, William Montagu 2nd Earl Salisbury, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh, Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk, William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk, John Vere 7th Earl Oxford, John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby Eresby, Thomas Arderne, Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos, Richard Pembridge, Jean Grailly and John Sully. Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon protected the baggage train. .
he French and Scottish army included: John "The Good" II King France, Philip "Bold" Valois-Burgundy II Duke Burgundy, Jean Bourbon I Count La Marche, Archibald "Grim" Douglas 3rd Earl Douglas, John "sans Terre" Artois 1st Count Eu; all captured.
Guichard Angle 1st Earl Huntingdon and William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas fought. Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon was killed. .

In 1357 William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar were married.

In 1358 James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas was born to William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar.

On 26 Jan 1358 William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas was created 1st Earl Douglas. Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar by marriage Earl Douglas.

In 1360 Isabel Douglas Countess Mar was born to William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar.

In 1380 George Douglas 1st Earl Angus was born to William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Stewart 3rd Countess Angus, Countess Mar at Tantallon Castle.

In 1384 William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas died.

Margaret Douglas was born to William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Stewart 3rd Countess Angus, Countess Mar.

Ancestry

Father: Archibald Douglas

GrandFather: William "Hardy" Douglas 2nd Lord Douglas

Great GrandFather: William "Longleg" Douglas

Great Great GrandFather: Archibald Douglas

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Douglas 1st Lord Douglas

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Kerdal

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Crawford

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Crawford

Great GrandMother: Constance Battail Battail

GrandMother: Eleanor Louvain Lady Douglas

Mother: Beatrice Crawford

GrandFather: Alexander Lindsay Crawford