This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English history for the years 1220 – 1229
The monarch for this period was Henry III
Following the death of the regent William Marshall, Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, took over much of the governance of the country. He was assissted by the Justicar, Hugh de Burgh.
1220 (28th April)
Work was begun on Salisbury Cathedral
1220 (17th May)
Henry III was given a second coronation at Westminster Abbey because the Pope believed that Henry’s first coronation in 1216 had not been carried out properly.
1221 (21st June)
Henry’s sister, Joan, aged ten years, married Alexander II of Scotland.
1221 (15th August)
Dominican monks began work on Blackfriars in Oxford.
A new coin, the farthing, was minted.
William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, took the castles at Camrmarthen and Cardigan from Llywelyn the Great.
1224 (5th May)
Louis VIII of France attacked Poitou and took the city of La Rochelle. He also made clear Gascony would be attacked next.
1224 (20th June)
Henry III’s forces lay siege to Bedford Castle as a punishment for the owner, Falkes de Breaut, who had imprisoned a judge after he had been found guilty of pillage and plunder.
1224 (14th August)
The Siege of Bedford Castle ended when the castle was captured by Henry’s forces.
1224 (10th September)
The first Franciscan monks arrived in England.
English troops were sent to France to defend Gascony but they made no attempt to recover Poitou.
The Franciscans founded Greyfriars in London.
Henry III reached his majority and was given some governmental responsibility but Hugh de Burgh remained influential.
Agreement was reached with France.
1228 (9th July)
Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
1228 (3rd August)
Walter d’Eynsham was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
1229 (10th June)
The appointement of Walter d’Eynsham as Archbishop of Canterbury was overturned by the Pope and Henry III and Richard le Grant was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in his stead.
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 1220 – 1229. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-1220-1229. Last accessed October 21st, 2019