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Events in History in 1214

  • Jan 8 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
  • Jun 20 The University of Oxford receives its charter

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Jul 2 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France

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King of England
King John
  • Jul 27 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John "Lackland")