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Re: Sinclair Dates-Edward III

 There are two English Kings who could and sometimes are called Edward the
Third. There was Edward the Confessor, King of England. (c1005-1066) and
Edward III, King of England. (1312-1377)
Edward IIII the King of England born 1312 was the first son of Edward II and
Isabella, daughter of Philip IV of France. He is most comely referred to as
Edward III

The war with Scotland in 1333 and 1334 partly caused the Hundred Years War
between England. Philip VI of France had aided the Scots. Edward and Philip
both had claims to the French throne in 1328, and after Philip had been
chosen king there was much dispute over what was owed by Edward to the King
of France for Edward's French fiefs.

Edward's part in the Hundred Years War lasted from 1338 to l360.

In 1346 Edward was about to lead an army to help the Earl of Derby who was
in command the English controlled French province of Gascony. Instead he
landed in Normandy near Cherbourg, he advanced almost to Paris. He moved
towards Calais, pursued closely by Philip VI; at Crécy, 24 August, he won an
absolute triumph over the French king's forces. He then besieged Calais for
almost a year. The town surrendered in August 1347. A Truce was called. Open
war broke out again in 1355. 1359-60, when, after trying to take Reims, he
concluded a treaty with the regent of France at Brétigny, 8 May 1360, which
yielded all the province of Aquitaine with Calais, Guines, and Ponthieu to

The Quarterman   timeline refers to six Sinclairs accompanying him to
Normandy. The Clan Trust Time line improves on that it states "Six English
Sinclair generals with him" and gives the reference of Laurel Fechner.  I
can find no other references. Hopefully someone will provide them.

The nature of English society was transformed greatly during Edward's reign.
Feudalism degenerated as mercantilism emerged: the nobility was transformed
from a large body with relatively small land holdings to a small body that
held great lands and wealth. Paid troops replaced feudal obligations as the
means of raising armies. Parliament formally divided into two houses the
upper representing the nobility and high clergy with the lower representing
the middle classes. Parliament met frequently to finance Edward's wars and
pass statutes.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <jsq@quarterman.com>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 9:04 AM
Subject: Sinclair Dates

>    [1]Tomorrow:
>    July 12
>    100 B.C.: Julius Caesar born,

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