1350s in England
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Events from the 1350s in England.
Monarch – Edward III
- 29 August – Battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer off Winchelsea: An English fleet personally commanded by King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet.
- 26 October – Sir William de Thorpe, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, is imprisoned for taking bribes.
- "Gough Map" of England produced; the first to accurately plot distances and show the true shape of the country.
- 26 March – Combat of the Thirty: thirty picked knights each from the Kingdoms of France and England fight in Brittany to determine who will rule the Duchy of Brittany as part of the War of the Breton Succession; a Franco-Breton victory is secured.
- 8 April – Hundred Years' War: At the Battle of Taillebourg in Gascony, the French are defeated by the English.
- Statute of Labourers enacted to fix labour costs at 1346 levels due to the increases caused by the Black Death.
- Statute of Provisions forbids the Pope from appointing clergy to English benefices.
- Parliament passes the Treason Act, codifying the offence.
- April – resumption of the Hundred Years' War between France and England.
- Scottish army captures Berwick-upon-Tweed.
- The Statute of the Staple is enacted, protecting the wool trade.
- Statute makes it illegal for anyone to be executed or deprived of their real property without being given the opportunity to answer their accusers in court.
- 10 February – St Scholastica Day riot in Oxford breaks out leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
- August – Battle of Nesbit Moor: Scottish army decisively defeats the English.
- 5 October–2 December – Hundred Years' War: Black Prince's chevauchée of 1355: A large mounted Anglo-Gascon force under the command of Edward the Black Prince marches from Bordeaux in English-held Gascony 300 miles (480 km) south to Narbonne and back, devastating a wide swathe of French territory.
- William Gascoigne, Chief Justice of England (approximate date; died 1419)
- Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent (died 1397)
- John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (approximate date; died 1400)
- John I Stanley of the Isle of Man (approximate date; died 1414)
- Ralph Strode, English scholar (died 1400)
- Katherine Swynford, mistress of John of Gaunt (approximate date; died 1403)
- Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London (died 1423)
- William le Scrope, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (died 1399)
- Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (died 1381)
- John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (approximate date; died 1400)
- Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn (year of birth unknown)
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 104–106. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Rickard, J. (2000-10-03). "Battle of Taillebourg, 8 April 1351". Military History Encyclopedia on the Web. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 164–166. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Although unrepealed as of 2011[update] it has no remaining effects in the United Kingdom."Treason Act 1351". The UK Statute Law Database. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- Sheeran, George (1998). Medieval Yorkshire Towns. Edinburgh University Press. p. 24. ISBN 1-85331-242-8.