English History 1190 – 1199

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Richard IKing JohnThis timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 1190 – 1199

The monarchs for this period were:
Richard I to April 1199
John from April 1199


1190 (6th February)
A number of Jews were massacred in Norwich. Following King Richard’s pledge to go on Crusade there was much ill feeling towards those who were not Christian.
1190 (7th March)
A number of Jews were killed at Stamford Fair
1190 (16th March)
Jews in York Castle were set upon by an angry mob. Around 150 were killed.
1190 (18th March)
A number of Jews were murdered at Bury St Edmunds.
1190 (4th July)
King Richard left on Crusade. He left his Chancellor, William Longchamp, and his Chief Justicar Hugh de Puiset in control of England.
1190 (After July)
William Longchamp arrested Hugh de Puiset on a charge of Praemunire (acting above the authority granted to him) and acted as sole Regent of England.
1190 (19th November)
Baldwin of Exeter, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
1191 (12th May)
In Cyprus, Richard I married Berengaria of Navarre. He left her shortly afterwards to continue on Crusade.
1191 (12th July)
Richard and Philip won the Siege of Acre.
1191 (7th September)
Battle of Arsuf
Richard defeated Saladin.
1191 (October)
Richard’s younger brother, John managed to overthrow William Longchamp and took control of England.
1192 (5th August)
Battle of Jaffa
Richard scored a decisive victory over Saladin
1192 (2nd September)
Treaty of Jaffa
This agreement between Richard I and Saladin agreed that Christians should be allowed to visit Jerusalem freely.
1192 (October)
Richard left the Holy Land and began the journey back to England.
1192 (11th December)
Richard was captured by Leopold V of Austria and held for ransom.
1193 (14th February)
Leopold V of Austria gave Richard I to Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor. Richard was taken to Speyer.
1193 (29th May)
Hubert Walter was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
1194 (4th February)
Richard was released from captivity after the ransom was paid.
1194 (10th February)
Henry Marshall became Bishop of Exeter.
1194 (12th March)
Richard returned to England. His brother, John, who had taken control of the country took refuge in Nottingham Castle. On hearing of his brother’s actions Richard lay siege to Nottingham Castle.
1194 (17th April)
In order to show that he was the true King of England Richard was crowned for the second time.
1194 (12th May)
Having secured his position in England Richard left England to go and reclaim land in Normandy that had been taken by Philip II while Richard had been captive.
1194 (3rd July)
Battle of Freteval
Success in this battle allowed Richard to reclaim his lands in Normandy.
1195 (during)
Treaty of Louviers
This treaty secured peace between England and France. France was given control of the strip of land known as the Vexin.
1195 (3rd March)
Hugh de Puiset, former regent of England, died.
1196 (Spring)
William FitzOsbern led a popular uprising of the poor against the rich. He was captured and executed on the orders of Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury. This event may have been the inspiration for the legend of Robin Hood who took from the rich to give to the poor.
1196 (during)
The ell was introduced as a standard measure for cloth.
1197 (January)
William Longchamp, Chancellor of England, died.
1198 (June)
The treaty with France, agreed in 1195, broke down when English troops re-occupyed the Vexin.
1198 (27th September)
Battle of Gisors
This battle saw the English victorious over the French.
1199 (26th March)
Richard was shot by a crossbowman while walking round the castle of Chalus which he had placed under siege. The bolt was removed but the wound became infected.
1199 (6th April)
Richard died from the infected crossbow wound. He was succeeded by his younger brother, John.
1199 (27th May)
John was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1199 (4th September)
John’s sister, Joan, Queen of Sicily, died.

1180 – 1189 <<   >> 1200 – 1209


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 1190 – 1199. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-1190-1199. Last accessed February 21st, 2019


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