Edward III was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign began when his father, Edward II of England killed. Edwards reign was marked by an expansion of English territory through wars in Scotland and France. Edward’s parentage and his prodigious offspring provided the basis for two lengthy and significant events in European and British history, the Hundred Years’ War and the Wars of the Roses, respectively.
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