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  • 1. Timeline<br />Chaucer’s Medieval England History<br />
  • 2. 1327<br />Edward III is brought to power.<br />
  • 3. 1330<br />Edward III assumes royal authority.<br />
  • 4. 1339<br />Edward II invades France, beginning the Hundred Years War.<br />
  • 5. 1340<br />English naval victory at Sluys.<br />
  • 6. 1342<br />Birth of Chaucer<br />
  • 7. 1346<br />Battle of Crecy, France. English archers soundly defeat Scottish invasion force.<br />
  • 8. 1347<br />Truce between England and France. Plague arrives in Italy.<br />
  • 9. 1348<br />Plague reaches Italy.<br />
  • 10. 1351<br />Parliament passes the Statue of Laborers to keep down wages.<br />
  • 11. 1353<br />Boccaccio’s Decameron.<br />
  • 12. 1356<br />Battle of Poitiers, France.<br />
  • 13. 1360<br />Treaty of Bretigny ends the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.<br />
  • 14. 1361<br />Outbreak of Plague<br />
  • 15. 1362<br />First version of Piers Plowman, the first major literary work to be written in English since the Norman Conquest.<br />
  • 16. 1367<br />Edward Prince of Wales leads an expedition to Spain in aid of Pedro the Cruel, the deposed King of Castile.<br />
  • 17. 1369<br />Outbreak of the plague. Hostilities resume in the Hundred Years’ War.<br />
  • 18. 1375<br />Outbreak of Plague.<br />
  • 19. 1376<br />Death of the Prince of Wales. Parliament impeaches royal servants belonging to the faction of John of Gaunt, the king’s fourth son.<br />
  • 20. 1377<br />Death of Edward III, accession of his grandson Richard II, still only 11 years of age. Poll Tax levied.<br />
  • 21. 1378<br />Pope Gregory XI dies. The French-dominated College of Cardinals is intimidated by the Roman mob into electing an Italian as Pope, Urban VI. Urban antagonizes the cardinals, who declare him deposed, and elect a Frenchman, Clement VII. Clement moves to Avignon, but Urban remains as Pope in Rome. England, as well as the countries of Scandinavia, Germany, and northern Italy, support the Roman Pope; France, Scotland, Naples, Sicily, and the kingdoms of Spain follow the Pope of Avignon. This schism is not healed until the fifteenth century.<br />
  • 22. 1380<br />Peasants’ Revolt<br />
  • 23. 1382<br />Richard II marries Anne of Bohemia. John Wycliffe and his Lollard followers complete the first full English translation of the Bible.<br />
  • 24. 1384<br />Death of Wycliffe.<br />
  • 25. 1385<br />Richard II and his uncle, John of Gaunt, undertake a fruitless military campaign in Scotland.<br />
  • 26. 1386<br />John of Gaunt leads an expensive and unsuccessful expedition to Spain in an effort to win the crown of Castile, which he claims by right of his second wife. Chaucer produces the first sections of the Canterbury Tales.<br />
  • 27. 1388<br /> Scottish victory at Otterburn. Parliament impeaches several of the king’s favorites.<br />
  • 28. 1389<br />Richard II reaches the age of majority and assumes the functions of government in person. Boniface IX becomes Pope at Rome.<br />
  • 29. 1390<br />Outbreak of Plague.<br />
  • 30. 1394<br />Richard II campaigns in Ireland. Death of Queen Anne.<br />
  • 31. 1396<br />Richard II marries Isabella of France.<br />
  • 32. 1399<br />Death of John of Gaunt. Richard II is deposed by Henry of Bolingbroke (Guant’s son), who becomes King Henry IV.<br />
  • 33. 1400<br />Death of Richard II. Death of Chaucer. Outbreak of plague.<br />

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