1180s in England
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Events from the 1180s in England.
- September - King Henry II renews the Pact of Ivry with the newly crowned King Philip II of France.
- Construction of Wells Cathedral begins.
- Ranulf de Glanvill writes the first known treatise on English law.
- Coinage reform: new silver coins minted.
- Approximate completion date of synagogues at Jew's Court, Lincoln, and in Guildford.
- Henry the Young King leads a rebellion against his father in Aquitaine.
- 29 January - Henry declines an offer to become King of Jerusalem.
- 10 February - Knights Templar consecrate Temple Church in London.
- Henry's estranged wife Queen Eleanor takes control of Aquitaine.
- 11 April - The 1185 East Midlands earthquake destroys Lincoln Cathedral.
- 25 April - John appointed as Lord of Ireland.
- December - John recalled from Ireland after antagonising both English lords and Irish chiefs.
- May - Richard campaigns against his father Henry II in France.
- 4 July - Henry II surrenders, agrees to make Richard his heir and pay an indemnity.
- 6 July - Henry II dies; Richard becomes king. Retrospectively (from 1290), the time before this in law becomes time immemorial.
- 3 September - Coronation of Richard I at Westminster Abbey. Rising against Jews in London.
- 12 December - Richard I embarks on the Third Crusade, appointing Hugh de Puiset and William Longchamp as justiciars in his absence.
- 16 February - Richard of Dover, Archbishop of Canterbury (year of birth unknown)
- Gilbert Foliot, bishop (year of birth unknown)
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 71–73. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Wells Cathedral history". Retrieved 2007-12-13.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 127–129. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "History of the Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey website". Retrieved 2007-12-13.