1160s in England
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Events from the 1160s in England.
Monarch – Henry II
- 2 November – marriage of Henry the Young King and Marguerite, daughter of Louis VII of France; King Henry II takes control of Norman Vexin.
- The island of Lundy is granted to the Knights Templar by Henry II.
- Approximate date – Derby School is founded by Walkelin de Derby in Derby; it will survive until 1989.
- January – Henry II suppresses a revolt in Wales, and captures Prince Rhys ap Gruffydd.
- 6 March – Gilbert Foliot is translated from Hereford to become Bishop of London, an office which he will hold until his death in 1187.
- 1 July – Henry calls the Welsh princes and King Malcolm IV of Scotland to do homage at Woodstock Palace; the Welsh rebel.
- 1 October – Becket resists Henry II's demands to extend the jurisdiction of secular courts to the clergy.
- 13 October – the bones of Edward the Confessor are translated to Westminster Abbey.
- John of Salisbury completes his Life of Anselm.
- July – Henry II fails to quell a rebellion in Wales.
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