Richard I of England Timeline

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  • 8 Sep 1157
  • 1173
    Future Richard I of England, his brother Henry and Geoffrey, the Count of Brittany engage the support of Louis VII, king of France, and rebel against the Henry II of England
  • 19 Aug 1186
    Geoffrey, Count of Brittany and son of Henry II of England, dies in an accident at a medieval tournament.
  • 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
  • 1189 - 1199
    Reign of Richard I (The Lionheart), king of England.
  • 1189
    Richard I of England, with Frederick I Barbarossa and Philip II of France, leads the Third Crusade.
  • 1189 - 1192
    The Third Crusade is formed with the aim of recapturing Jerusalem for Christendom. Although some cities were recaptured, Jerusalem was not one of them.
  • 1189
    Henry II of England is obliged to declare his son Richard as his heir.
  • 2 Sep 1189
    Richard I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 5 Dec 1189
    The quitclaim of Canterbury is signed between Richard I of England and William I of Scotland returning to Scotland its independence from the English crown.
  • 1190
    Richard I of England captures Messina on Sicily during the Third Crusade.
  • May 1191
    Richard I of England captures Cyprus during the Third Crusade.
  • Jun 1191
    The Crusader armies of Philip II of France and Richard I of England arrive at the siege of Acre.
  • 12 Jul 1191
    Richard I of England captures Acre during the Third Crusade.
  • 20 Aug 1191
    Richard I of England orders the execution of 2,500 Muslim prisoners after the siege of Acre during the Third Crusade.
  • 7 Sep 1191
    Richard I of England defeats Saladin's army at Arsuf during the Third Crusade.
  • Jan 1192
    The Crusader army led by Richard I of England arrives within sight of Jerusalem but decides not to attack for fear of a counter-attack by Saladin.
  • Aug 1192
    Richard I of England retakes Jaffa from Saladin during the Third Crusade.
  • Oct 1192
    Richard I of England, returning home from the Third Crusade is shipwrecked and eventually imprisoned by the German emperor Henry VI.
  • 1194
    Richard I of England, on payment of a ransom, is freed from imprisonment by the German emperor Henry VI.
  • 1194 - 1199
    Richard I of England campaigns in France against the French king Philip II.
  • Apr 1194
    Richard I of England returns to England and nominates his brother John as his official successor.
  • 1198
    Chateau Gaillard in Normandy, France is built by Richard I of England.
  • 6 Apr 1199
    Richard I of England is killed while besieging the castle of Châlus in France.
  • 27 May 1199
    King John of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.