Capture of Oxford

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Capture of Oxford
Part of March on London in the Despenser wars
Date October 2, 1326
Location Oxford, England
Result Isabella and Mortimer's victory
Belligerents
Marcher Lords
Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svgKingdom of France
Royal Arms of England (1198-1340).svgKingdom of England
Commanders and leaders
Isabella of France
Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
Edward II of England
Strength
1,500 unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Capture of Oxford took place during Isabella's Campaign in the Despenser wars. She and her lover, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, took the town en route to London.

March to Oxford[edit]

Isabella of France and Mortimer moved out again on their March on London. They successfully avoided Edward II of England's army, and they moved south. There, they moved to capture Oxford. They marched south, nearing London every step they took. Edward II prepared to run, and Isabella and Mortimer's forces took Oxford.