King John of England Timeline

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  • 24 Dec 1167
    Birth of King John of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1185
    Henry II of England sends his son John to rule Ireland with the title of 'Lord of Ireland'.
  • 1188 - 1189
    Future Richard I of England, his brother future King John of England and Philip II of France rebel against Henry II of England
  • 29 Aug 1189
    King John of England marries Isabella of Gloucester.
  • Apr 1194
    Richard I of England returns to England and nominates his brother John as his official successor.
  • 1199 - 1216
    Reign of King John of England.
  • 27 May 1199
    King John of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 24 Aug 1200
    King John of England marries Isabella of Angouleme.
  • 1206
    King John spends 115 pounds improving Rochester Castle.
  • c. 1207 - c. 1214
    King John adds towers to the walls of Dover Castle in southern England.
  • Sep 1209
    The Treaty of Norham establishes King John of England's overlordship over William I of Scotland.
  • Nov 1209
    Pope Innocent III excommunicates King John of England over a dispute over the nomination of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1210
    King John of England quashes a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1211
    King John of England defeats Llywelyn of Gwynedd, aka Llywelyn the Great, in battle.
  • 1212
    Prince Alexander, future Alexander II of Scotland, is knighted by King John of England in Westminster.
  • 27 Jul 1214
    An army of King John of England is defeated by King Philip II of France at Bouvines.
  • 1215 - 1217
    First Barons' War between King John of England and rebel barons.
  • 15 Jun 1215
    The Magna Carta is signed by King John of England.
  • 11 Oct 1215 - 30 Nov 1215
    King John successfully besieges Rochester Castle, then held by rebel barons.
  • 1216
    Prince Louis of France briefly captures Rochester Castle.
  • Jan 1216 - Aug 1216
    King John of England and Alexander II of Scotland exchange raids into each other's territory.
  • Aug 1216
    Alexander II of Scotland meets Prince Louis, claimant to the English throne, in Canterbury.
  • 18 Oct 1216
    Death of King John of England of dysentery.
  • 28 Oct 1216
    Henry III of England is crowned king in Gloucester Cathedral.