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John of Eltham, 1st Earl of Cornwall

John of Eltham, 1st Earl of Cornwall [1]

Male 1316 - 1336  (~ 20 years)

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  • Name John of Eltham 
    Arms of Plantagenet
    Arms of Plantagenet
    Suffix 1st Earl of Cornwall  
    Born Aug 1316  Eltham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Title Oct 1328  [2
    Earl of Cornwall 
    Military 19 Jul 1333  Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Battle of Halidon Hill 
    The Battle of Halidon Hill
    The Battle of Halidon Hill
    Edward III dealt a crushing defeat to Sir Archibald Douglas as the Scots attempted to relieve the English seige of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    Died 13 Sep 1336  Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 15 Jan 1337  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I12334  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father Edward II, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabella of France, Queen Consort of England,   b. ca. 1291, Paris, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1358, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jan 1308  Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F2957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Halidon Hill - 19 Jul 1333 - Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1336 - Perth, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jan 1337 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/2I8J7C4.

    2. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 91.

    3. [S518] The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior, Michael Jones, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2018), 63.

    4. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 117.
      25 or 28 Jan 1308.

    5. [S154] The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 120.

    6. [S156] A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England, Gordon Corrigan, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 29.

    7. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 36.

    8. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 338.
      "Although he married Isabella of France in Boulogne in January 1308, he did not care much for her. He was far more interested in an older friend from his youth by the name of Piers Gaveston."