Oct 27, 1187
Gregory VIII issued a crusading bullThe papacy was ready to spring into action.
Jan 1, 1188
English and French, negotiating a truceArchbishop went north to gain the help of the English and French. They were at war at the time.
Jul 6, 1188
Old King DiesHenry II died, his son Richard of Poitou became king.
Jul 1, 1190
Richard departed for the Holy LandsRichard did not depart for the Holy Land until July 1199. Almost three years after the fall of Jerusalem