On This Day

Historical Events in October 1216

Historic Event

Oct 12 King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

  • Oct 19 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry
  • Oct 28 Henry III aged nine is crowned King of England at Gloucester Cathedral after the death of his father King John (2nd coronation in 1220)