Timelines to Visualize History

A Project by the Department of Medieval English Literature and Historical Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf

Begin End Event Description Keywords Related Events
1377 1399

Richard II

At the age of only 10, Richard inherited the throne after the death of his father Edward the Black Prince, who was the eldest son of Edward III. Richard's reign was marked by a series of changing counsellors, the Peasants' Revolt and an attempt to take over his control by a group of aristocrats known as the Lords Appellant. Later he was overthrown by his exiled cousin, Henry IV, son of John of Gaunt, and died in his captivity in 1400.
History, 100 Years War, Middle English Period, Kings + Rulers