Cambridgeshire
& the Isle of Ely
Timeline

1154-1199

Note: All entries in this colour cover other areas as well as Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely and can be regarded as general historic information.

Period

Dates

Events

1154-1199

25 Oct 1154

Stephen's reign of England ends.

 

19 Dec 1154

Henry II becomes King of England.
During Henry II's reign Ely Cathedral added to of which the Prior's Door and South Transept still remain.

 

1159

Denny Abbey begins as a Benedictine cell.

 

1170

Denny Abbey transferred to the Knights Templar as a hospital. After the suppression of the Templars the abbey passed to an order of Fransiscan Minoresses

 

1174

Geoffrey Ridel made Bishop of Ely

 

6 Jul 1189

Henry II's reign of England ends.

 

3 Sep 1189

Richard I the Lionheart becomes King of England.

 

1189

William Longchamp made Bishop of Ely

 

1190

Richard I the Lionheart departs on crusade.

 

1198

Eustace made Bishop of Ely

 

6 Apr 1199

Richard I the Lionheart's reign of England ends.

 

27 May 1199

John becomes King of England.

 


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