English History Timeline 1350-1359

Edward IIIThis timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 1350 – 1359

The monarch for this period was Edward III


1350 (during)
The ‘Gough’ map of England was produced. This was the first map to accurately represent distances and the shape of England.
1350 (22nd August)
King Philip VI of France died. He was succeeded by his son John.
1351 (during)
Statute of Labourers
This statute reinforced the Ordinance of Labourers introduced in 1349. It imposed a maximum wage for labourers and also stipulated that all able bodied men and women should work.
1352 (during)
Corpus Christi College Cambridge was founded.
1354 (during)
A new statute was introduced that protected the English wool trade.
1355 (7th January)
A son, Thomas, was born to King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault at Woodstock Palace.
1355 (5th October)
Edward, the Black Prince, began a new campaign in France.
1356 (19th September)
Battle of Poitiers
Using a repetition of the tactics used at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, Edward the Black Prince succeeded in destroying a superior French force and capturing the French King John and his son Philip.
1358 (during)
King John of France agreed terms with the English but the terms, which included giving Angevin to England, were rejected by John’s son Charles.


Published Sept 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2020). English History 1350 – 1359. https://www.thetimelinegeek.com/english-history-1350-1359. Last accessed [date]


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