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Centuries: 11th century - 12th century - 13th century

Decades: 1140s 1150s 1160s 1170s 1180s - 1190s - 1200s 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s

Years: 1190 1191 1192 1193 1194 1195 1196 1197 1198 1199


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May 27, 1199 Friday - John Lackland (1167-1216) became King of England upon the death of his older brother Richard the Lion Hearted. His coronation took place in Westminster Abbey. The Angevin Empire he had inherited stretched from the Pyrenees to the Scottish border (the Tweed). John was the first Plantagenet to reside in England. The name Lackland came from his not being a first son and thus would lack land.

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