Edward III PLANTAGENET King of England
: Reigned 1327-1377. Acceded 02-01-1327 at Westminster Abbey, London, England. buried Westminster Abbey, London, England. Edward assumed power in 1330 after imprisoning his mother and executing her lover Roger de Mortimer who had murdered his father. His victory in Scotland at Haildon Hill in 1333 encouraged him to plan in 1363 the union of England and Scotland. Through his mother he claimed the french throne thus starting in 1377 the Hundred years War. He died of a stroke.