This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 1250 – 1259
The monarch for this period was Henry III
Henry made an agreement with the Pope that his son, Edmund should be King of Sicily. Edmund was to march at the head of an army into Sicily and take it from the former King of Sicily’s son. The Pope, Innocent III, agreed to contribute to the cost of the venture. However, Innocent died and was succeeded by Alexander IV who refused to contribute financially and requested repayment of monies already paid.
Pope Alexander IV sent an envoy to England demanding repayment of costs incurred by the papacy in funding an army to go to Sicily. Henry was told that if he did not pay he would be excommunicated. Furthermore, Henry was to fund the army himself and reclaim Sicily. Henry asked parliament for money but his request was denied.
This treaty agreed a peace between England and France. It officially recognised King John’s loss of Normandy and Poitou to France but confirmed England’s possession of Aquitaine.
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Heather Y Wheeler. (2016 – 2020). English History 1250 – 1259. https://www.thetimelinegeek.com/english-history-1250-1259. Last accessed [date]