On This Day

Events in History in 1216

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John

King of England King John
King of England
King John
  • 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
  • Dec 22 Pope Honorius III delegates decree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"