Guernsey Timeline 13th Century

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13th Century

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1200-04 Pierre de Préaux, Lord of the Isles by John's appointment.
22 May 1200 Treaty of Le Goulet between John and Philip Augustus, King of France.
1200 Marriage of John to Isabelle, daughter of Count Aymer of Anjoulême, by which her betrothal to Hugh Le Brun, Lord of Lusignan, is breached.
1202 John fails to appear before Philip Augustus to account for his conflict with Lusignan, and war results.
August 1203 Last reference before the loss of Normandy to the Channel Islands being under John's control. French occupation ensues.
1204 King John driven out of Normandy, but Channel Islands remain loyal to the English crown
6 Mar 1204 Fall of Château Gaillard.
24 June 1204 Surrender of Normandy's capital, Rouen.
September 1205 Evidence that Channel Islands had been recovered from the French by this time by forces under Eustace the Monk. The Islands were recaptured shortly afterwards.
1206 Large English expedition to recover Channel Islands. Guernsey had reverted to English control by July. Supply of bretasches (temporary wooden field fortifications) to island suggests the commencement of Castle Cornet.
August 1207 Philip d'Aubigny appointed warden of Guernsey.
c 1212 Eustace the Monk falls out with King John and occupies Sark.
1213 Channel Islands used as base for English attack on France.
December 1214 Philip d'Aubigny drives Eustace from Sark.
1215 Eustace the Monk again rebels against John.
1215-16 Civil War in England. Eustace the Monk's brothers occupy Channel Islands.
24 August 1216 Eustace the Monk beheaded after a sea battle off Sandwich; the English forces being led by Philip d'Aubigny.
28 October 1216 Henry III succeeds to English throne.
1217 Treaty of Kingston. Channel Islands to be returned to the English Crown. Eustace's brothers capitulate.
1232 Channel Islands used as base for English attack on France. First record of a Constable of Castle Cornet.
1234-39 Henri de Trubleville appointed Lord of the Isles.
1232 Record of merchants visiting Guernsey to buy corn.
1235/58 Compilation of the Grand Coutumier de Normandie, a fundamental text of island law.
1242 Channel Islands used as base for English attack on France.
1244 The warden ordered to repair wall, and to build barbican etc. of Castle Cornet.
1248 Extente of the Crown's rights and revenues in Guernsey.
1252 The warden ordered to repair Castle Cornet, damaged by wind.
1254-75 The Lord Edward (later Edward I) appointed Lord of the Isles. Channel Islands permanently annexed to the Crown.
1259 Treaty of Paris. Channel Islands confirmed to be French territories for which the English King will do homage. He abandons title 'Duke of Normandy'.
1272 Edward I succeeds to English throne.
1274 Extente of the Crown's rights and revenues in Guernsey.
1275 Royal command to build a defensive wall at St Peter Port; grant of quayage to do so. Grand Custom, levied on foreign ships visiting St Peter Port, totals 220 livres tournois.
1275-77 Otto de Grandison appointed Warden of the Isles.
1277-94 Otto de Grandison appointed Lord of the Isles.
1279 Edward I grants a seal for use by Royal Court.
1288 Charter of Edward I to Guernsey's fishermen.
1295 Devastating French raid on Guernsey. Record of Nicolas Meriene being Dean.
c 1295 Petition to renew quayage after French attack.
1299 Assizes held.
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