On This Day

Historical Events in 1272

  • Oct 3 Beauvais cathedral in France is completed (choir and transept), designed to be the largest French Gothic cathedral ever built

Historic Event

Nov 20 Edward I proclaimed King of England after death of his father, Henry III. He would take two years to return to England from the Ninth Crusade.

  • Nov 21 Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.