, Edward III went on to transform the Kingdom of England
into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in legislation and government – in particular the evolution of the English parliament – as well as the ravages of the Black Death
1327 Edward III becomes King of England.
1327 Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1328 Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
1340 King Edward III of England is declared King of France.
1346 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England near Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
1348 The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day.
1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.