History of War

BARONS’ WARS

FIRST BARONS’ WAR

1215

MAGNA CARTA SPARKS WAR

When King John refuses to accept and abide by the terms of Magna Carta, rebellious Anglo-Norman barons revoke their fealty to him. They invite Prince Louis of France to invade England and take the English throne. John flees and Louis is proclaimed king at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

October-December 1215

01 SIEGE OF ROCHESTER

John besieges Rochester Castle against a garrison of rebel knights. The fortress is stoutly defended even after the

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