1175-1189 Abergavenny Massacre

Abergavenny Massacre

Around 25 Dec 1175, Christmas, William Braose 4th Baron Bramber 1144-1211 invited the local Welsh nobles to his Christmas court at Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales as an act of reconciliation. Seisyll ap Dyfnwal Gwent -1175 and his elder son Geoffrey Gwent -1175 were murdered. William Braose 4th Baron Bramber 1144-1211 and his men then rode to Seisyll ap Dyfnwal Gwent -1175 's home.There his younger son Cadwalladr Gwent 1168-1175 was murdered and his wife captured.


Battle of Alnwick

On 11 Jul 1174 a small army commanded by Ranulf Glanville 1112-1190 (62) with Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester 1147-1181 (27) surprised William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214 (31) 's army in a dawn raid known as the Battle of Alnwick near Alnwick, Northumberland. William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214 (31) was captured and imprisoned initially in Newcastle on Tyne Castle, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland.He was subsequently moved to the more remote, and secure, Falaise Castle, Falaise, Calvados, Basse Normandie.


Treaty of Falaise

In Dec 1174 William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214 (31), imprisoned at Falaise Castle, Falaise, Calvados, Basse Normandie, signed the Treaty of Falaise by which he agreed Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (41) was overlord of Scotland.


Death of Henry II

On 06 Jul 1189 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (56) died at Chinon Castle, Chinon. Geoffrey Mandeville 3rd Earl Essex, Count Aumale -1189 was present.


Coronation of Richard I

On 03 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (31) was crowned I King England: Plantagenet Angevin by Baldwin Avigo Archbishop Canterbury 1125-1190 (64) at Westminster Abbey. Geoffrey Mandeville 3rd Earl Essex, Count Aumale -1189 carried the Crown.The Coronation of Richard I was marred by violence against London's Jewish population.Prior to his Coronation Richard had issued a proclamation forbidding Jews to attend.When some did a riot broke out, which spread.


Richard I Appoints his Bishops

William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 was elected Bishop Ely.


Godfrey Lucy Bishop Winchester -1204 was elected Bishop Winchester


Richard Fitzneal Bishop London 1130-1198 was elected Bishop London


Hubert Walter Archbishop Canterbury 1160-1205 was elected Bishop Salisbury


On 15 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (32) held a Council meeting at Pipewell, Corby, Northamptonshire at which he appointed a number of Bishops: