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1207 The centre moves to north of the river crossing, now Briggate

House of Plantagenet Angevin. cont.
Henry III 1216 72

Edward I 1272 1307

Edward the Confessor (Yale English Monarchs)     Edward I (Yale English Monarchs)

1300 A cottage industry is already established by weavers, fullers and cloth dyers. Followed by a fullers mill, local mine and forge were all operating in the early part of this century.

Edward II 1307 27

Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II     Edward II

Edward III 1327 77

This Sceptred Isle: The Black Prince to Henry VIII 1327-1547 (BBC Radio Collection) [AUDIOBOOK]




1330   1376 Edward Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince (1330 1376) . Remembered for winning the battles of Battles of Crecy and Poitiers. Died the year before his father. His son became the next king Richard II

Not known to have any connection to Leeds but his statue was erected in Leeds City Square in  Queen Victoria's reign

Richard II 1377 99

Richard III: A Royal Enigma (English Monarchs: Treasures from the National Archives)    Richard II: The Art of Kingship

1380 Leeds Parish church rebuilt

House of Lancaster
Henry IV 1399 1413

Henry V 1413 22

Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-1450 (Men-at-arms)

Henry VI 1422 61, 1470 1

The Lancaster and York: Wars of the Roses

1450 The commercial importance of Leeds is developed, with markets and cloth halls, the start of a period of urban growth and industrial development.
Bosworth Field and the Wars of the Roses (Wordsworth Military Library)      Lancastrians and Yorkists: the Wars of the Roses (Seminar Studies in History)

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Time Period
Major Events
Early 1216 Edward the Confessor  Harold II.   William I (the Conqueror).   William II .    Henry I .   Stephen. Matilda.   Henry II.   Richard I the Lionheart.   John

Viking, Roman and Saxon Eras
Battle of Hastings 1066
Magna Carta 1215.

1216 1471 Henry III.   Edward I. II. III.   Richard II.    Henry IV. V. VI  
1461 1649 Edward IV. V.   Richard III.   Henry VII. VIII.    Edward VI.   Lady Jane Grey.   Mary I.   Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen .   James I.   Charles I The Armarda 1588. & the Golden Years 
Gunpowder Plot 1605
Civil War 1642–48.
1625 1727 Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector.   Richard Cromwell.   Charles II.    Mary II.   William III.  Anne.   George I    The republic
1727 1837 George II. III. IV.   William IV  
1837 1901 Victoria Crimean War 1854 56.   Boer War 1899 1902
1901 1936 Edward VII.   George V.   Edward VIII 1st World War 1914-1918
1936 1952 George VI 2nd World War 1939-1945
1952 now Elizabeth II Falklands War 1982.
Gulf War on January 9 1996.
Gulf War II week one March 19. 2003.



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