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  • King of England (1327–1377) whose reign was marked by the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, epidemics of the Black Death, and the emergence of the Commons as a powerful arm of Parliament.

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  • noun son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)


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  • Two plays of uncertain authorship attracted public attention during the period under review (1591-4) -- 'Arden of Feversham' (licensed for publication April 3, 1592, and published in 1592) and 'Edward III'

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles Sidney Lee 1892

  • 'Edward III' is a play in Marlowe's vein, and has been assigned to Shakespeare on even more shadowy grounds.

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles Sidney Lee 1892

  • Refusing to pay your debts has an impeccable pedigree: Edward III sowed chaos in Florence in the mid 14th century by defaulting on a series of loans.

    Furious Greeks press for country to default on debt 2011

  • Yevele gave us some of the most memorable of all English buildings, including Westminster Hall, begun in 1394, the intricate tombs of Edward III and Richard II, both in Westminster Abbey; and soaring above these is the gothic nave – at nearly 31m, the tallest in Britain – supported by flying buttresses, and all done in a decidedly French manner.

    Gothic architecture in Britain: examples from the era 2011

  • Edward III, Edward and Isabella's son, became king aged just 15.

    Great dynasties of the world: The Plantagenets 2011

  • Three of his grandparents are descended from Edward III, and so he believes himself to be more royal than the royal family.

    The Red Queen Philippa Gregory 2010

  • We are all Plantagenets, we are all descended from Edward III.

    The Red Queen Philippa Gregory 2010

  • We of Lancaster are the direct line of descent from Edward III by his son, John of Gaunt.

    The Red Queen Philippa Gregory 2010

  • The history of Billingsgate market dates back to 1327, when a charter was granted by Edward III prohibiting the establishment of rival markets nearby.

    Billingsgate fish market: 'There is a way of life here and it is being destroyed' 2010

  • Legend has it that Edward III had a castle on the site of the present ch teaux in the 14th century when the British occupied Bordeaux (and first developed their taste for its wine, which they called claret.)

    A Tale of Two Ch 2010


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