King John Timeline

 

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r1199-1216Reigned as King of England: 1199 1216
1167King John was born on December 24, 1167 at Beaumont Palace, Oxford  England. He was the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He had three brothers - Henry the Young King (11551183), Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany (11581186) and Richard the Lionheart. His three sisters were Matilda, Duchess of Saxony (11561189), Leonora of England (11611214) and Joan Plantagenet (11651199)
1183June: Henry the Young King died of dysentery and Richard became heir to the throne of England
1186July: Geoffrey, son of Henry II dies in a tournament
1187The capture of Jerusalem by Saladin, the sultan of Egypt
1189John was married to Avisa, daughter and heiress of William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester in 1189 but the marriage was annulled
1189King Henry II dies on 6 July 1189 at the Chateau Chinon and Richard is crowned King
1189King Richard gives John the titles of Count of Mortain and Lord of Ireland and orders John to stay away from England for the next three years.
1189Richard names Arthur of Brittany ( the eldest son of his brother Geoffrey) as heir to the English throne
11904th of July: Richard embarks on the Third Crusade
1192King Richard on his return from the Holy Land was shipwrecked off the coast of the Adriatic, imprisoned by the duke of Austria and held to ransom
1190 - 1194John attempts to overthrow William Longchamp, the Bishop of Ely and take the throne of England. During this period the legend of Robin Hood is started
1194February 4, 1194 The ransom was paid and Richard was finally released
1199April 6: King Richard the Lionheart dies and John succeeded him to the throne of England
1199May 27, 1199: The coronation of King John 
1200King John married Isabelle of Angouleme on August 24, 1200. They have five children: Henry ( who became King Henry III ), Richard, Earl of Cornwall, Joan of England, Isabella of England and Eleanor of England
1202The Fourth Crusade
1202April 28: John was declared a rebel and forfeits the lands of Aquitaine, Poitou and Anjou to King Philippe of France
1203April 3: John was involved in the murder of Arthur
1205John became involved in a dispute with Pope Innocent III
1209John was excommunicated due to his opposition to Stephen Langton who was chosen as Archbishop of Canterbury by Pope Innocent III. The excommunication was lifted when John agreed to the wishes of the Pope
1211John quashes a Welsh rebellion
1214July 27, 1214 Defeat at the Battle of Bouvines: King John was forced to accept an unfavourable peace with France
1212King John imposes taxes on the Barons in his attempts to regain the lost lands of Aquitaine, Poitou and Anjou
1215June 15, 1215 Magna Carta: The English barons forced John to sign the Great Charter (Latin name: Magna Carta)
1215 - 1217First Barons War: The rebel barons support  the son of the king of France, Prince Louis
1216May 21, 1216: Louis invades England and marches to London where he receives support and is was proclaimed and accepted as King of England (although not actually crowned)
John escapes to Winchester
1216June 14 Louis captures Winchester and then conquers over half the kingdom
1216Siege of Dover Castle on July 25: Louis fails to capture the castle
1216October 19, 1216 King John dies at Newark and is was buried in Worcester Cathedral
1216October 28, 1216: The barons turn against Louis and give their support to the nine year old son of John who then became King Henry III of England
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