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King Edward III
Birth: Nov. 13, 1312
Windsor
Berkshire, England
Death: Jun. 21, 1377
London
Greater London, England

English Monarch. The son of Edward II and Isabella of France, he was installed as king after his mother and her lover, Roger Mortimer, forced his weak father to abdicate. He was crowned on January 25, 1327 at the age of 14, with his mother and Mortimer in control as regents. Edward married Philippa of Hainault on January 24, 1328 at York Minster. The marriage was a loving, successful one despite Edward's infidelities, and the couple had 13 children. In 1330 at the age of 18, Edward siezed control and had Roger Mortimer executed. He spared his mother, but exiled her from court. Edward ruled successfully for 50 years, during which time he expanded English territory through wars with Scotland and France, and instituted government reforms which affirmed the power of the middle class in Parliament. The country prospered through the export of wool, but the prosperity was tempered by the devastation of the Black Death. Edward died of a stroke at Sheen Palace at the age of 65. His eldest son and heir Edward, the Black Prince, having died the previous year, the throne went to the Black Prince's son and Edward's grandson, Richard. (bio by: VampireRed) 
 
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 Parents:
   King Edward II (1284 - 1327)
   Isabella of France (1292 - 1358)
 
 Spouse:
  Philippa d'Avesnes of Hainault (1311 - 1369)*
 
 Children:
  Joan Perrers Skerne (____ - 1431)*
  Edward Plantagenet (1330 - 1376)*
  Isabel Princess of England Coucy (1332 - 1379)*
  Lionel Plantagenet (1338 - 1368)*
  John 1st Duke of Lancaster Plantagenet (1340 - 1399)*
  Edmund of Langley (1341 - 1402)*
  Mary of Waltham (1344 - 1362)*
  Margaret Princess of England (1346 - 1361)*
  Thomas Of Woodstock (1355 - 1397)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joan Plantagent*
   King Edward III (1312 - 1377)
  Joan Plantagenet (1321 - 1362)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
Greater London, England
GPS (lat/lon): 51.50008, -0.12923
 
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