Events in History in 1189

  • Feb 6 Riots in Lynn, Norfolk (England) spread to Norwich

Barbarossa Leaves on the Third Crusade

May 11 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

Royal Coronation

Jul 6 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II

  • Aug 28 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • Sep 3 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed
  • Oct 1 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre