1310-1319 Gaveston's Demise

Council of Ordainers

Around 19 Mar 1311 the nobility attempt to constrain King Edward II of England (26) by imposing a Council of Ordainers upon him. The Council included twenty-one signatories including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (39)
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 (36)
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl of Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (33)
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford -1314
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury 1251-1311
John Capet 5th Earl Richmond 1266-1334 (45)
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal 1277-1314 (33), and
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (36).

Exile of Piers Gaveston

In Apr 1311 Parliament exiled Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (27). Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (27) was appointed Lieutenant Ireland by King Edward II of England (26) who immediately started to plot for his return.

Gaveston Returns from Exile

On 13 Jan 1312 King Edward II of England (27) and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) were reunited at Knaresborough Castle (probably).

Gaveston's Escape from Newcastle

On 04 May 1312 King Edward II of England (28) and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) were at Newcastle on Tyne Castle, Newcastle on Tyne where they barely escaped a force led by Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl of Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (34), Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 (39) and Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 (38). Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) escaped to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, King Edward II of England (28) to York.

Gaveston Surrenders

On 19 May 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) surrendered to Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (37), John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347 (25), Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 (39) and Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) 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 1284-1312 (28), under the protection of Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (37), stayed at The Rectory, Deddington whilst en route south. Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (37) left Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) there whilst he left to visit his wife. The following morning Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (40), with Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 (27), Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (36) and John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (47) arrested Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) and took him to Warwick Castle.

Trial of Piers Gaveston

Around 15 Jun 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) was tried at Warwick Castle by Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (40), Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (36), Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl of Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (34) and Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 (27). He was condemned to death.

Execution of Piers Gaveston

On 19 Jun 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) was taken to Blacklow Hill, Leek Wooton where he was beheaded. Blacklow Hill, Leek Wooton being outside of the Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (40) 's lands. Gaveston's body was left where it lay eventually being recovered by Dominican friars who took it to Oxford.

Battle of Bannockburn

On 24 Jun 1314 Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 was born to William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland 1286-1337 (28) and Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault 1294-1342 (20). She was bron the same day as the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Chronicles of Froissart Chapter III - Here the matter speaketh of some of the predecessors of king Edward of England. FIRST, the better to enter into the matter of this honourable and pleasant history of the noble Edward king of England (1), who was crowned at London the year of our Lord God MCCCXXVI., on Christmasday, living the king his father and the queen his mother, it is certain that the opinion of Englishmen most commonly was as then, and oftentimes it was seen in England after the time of king Arthur, how that between two valiant kings of England there was most commonly one between them of less sufficiency both of wit and of prowess : and this was right well apparent by the same icing Edward the third (1); for his grandfather, called the good king Edward the first, was right valiant, sage, wise and hardy, adventurous and fortunate jn all feats of war, and had much ado against the Scots, and conquered them three or four times ; for the Scots could never have victory nor endure against him : and after his decease his son of his first wife, who was father to the said good king Edward the third, was crowned king and called Edward the second (30), who resembled nothing to his father in wit nor in prowess, but governed and kept his realm right wildly, and ruled himself by sinister counsel of certain persons, whereby at length he had no profit nor land, as ye shall hear after; for anon after he was crowned, Robert Bruce king of Scotland, who had often before given much ado to the said good king Edward the first, conquered again all Scotland, and brent and wasted a great part of the realm of England, a four or five days' journey within the realm at two times, and discomfited the king and all the barons of England at a place in Scotland called Stirling, by battle arranged the day of Saint John Baptist, in the seventh year of the reign of the same king Edward, in the year of our Lord MCCCXIV. The chase of this discomfiture endured two days and two nights, and the king of England (30) went with a small company to London and on mid-lent Sunday in the year of our Lord MCCCXVI. The Scots won again the city of Berwick by treason ; but because this is no part of our matter, I will leave speaking thereof.

On 24 Jun 1314 the Scottish army of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland 1274-1329 (39) including, James "Black" Douglas 1286-1330 (28), heavily defeated the English army led by King Edward II of England (30) at the Battle of Bannockburn. .
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford -1314, John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314, Robert Felton 1st Baron Felton 1270-1314 and William Vesci -1314 were killed.
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal 1277-1314 (36) was killed. On 24 Jun 1314 His son John Marshal 2nd Baron Marshal 1292-1317 (22) succeeded 2nd Baron Marshal.
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 (40) was killed. His son Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1300-1322 (14) succeeded 2nd Baron Clifford.
John Lovell 2nd Baron Lovel 1289-1314 (25) was killed. His son John Lovell 3rd Baron Lovel -1347 succeeded 3rd Baron Lovel of Titchmarsh.
Henry Bohun -1314 was killed by Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland 1274-1329 (39).
Walter Fauconberg 2nd Baron Fauconberg 1264-1318 (50) possilby died although his death is also reported as being on 31 Dec 1318.
Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (38), Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (38), Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor -1331, Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan 1279-1340 (34), Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (39) and Robert Umfraville Earl Angus 1277-1325 (37) fought.
Pain Tiptoft 1st Baron Tibetot 1279-1314 (34) was killed. His son John Tiptoft 2nd Baron Tibetot 1313-1367 succeeded 2nd Baron Tibetot.
John Montfort 2nd Baron Montfort 1291-1314 was killed. Peter Montfort 3rd Baron Montfort 1291-1370 (23) succeeded 3rd Baron Montfort
Thomas Grey 1280-1344 (34) undertook a suicidal charge that contributed to the English defeat and subsequently blemished his career.
William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby 1276-1327 (38) was captured.
Michael Poynings 1270-1314 (44) was killed.

Funeral of Piers Gaveston

On 02 Jan 1315 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 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 King Edward II of England (30) and his wife Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (20) as well as Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (39), Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (40), Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300-1338 (14), Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (39), Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer 1308-1349 (7) and his son Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1286-1326 (29).

Death of Queen Consort Margaret of France

On 14 Feb 1318 Margaret of France Queen Consort England 1279-1318 (39) died at Marlborough Castle, Marlborough. She was buried at Christ Church Greyfriars. Her tomb was destroyed during the Reformation.

Siege of Berwick

On Sep 1319 Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor -1331 fought at Berwick on Tweed during the Siege of Berwick.