Events from the 1180s in England.
|1160s | 1170s | 1180s | 1190s | 1200s|
- September – King Henry II renews the Pact of Ivry with the newly crowned King Philip II of France.
- Construction of Wells Cathedral begins.
- Ranulf de Glanvill writes the first known treatise on English law.
- Coinage reform: new silver coins minted.
- Approximate completion date of synagogues at Jew's Court, Lincoln, and in Guildford.
- Henry the Young King leads a rebellion against his father in Aquitaine.
- 29 January – Henry declines an offer to become King of Jerusalem.
- 10 February – Knights Templar consecrate Temple Church in London.
- Henry's estranged wife Queen Eleanor takes control of Aquitaine.
- 11 April – the 1185 East Midlands earthquake destroys Lincoln Cathedral.
- 25 April – John appointed as Lord of Ireland.
- December – John recalled from Ireland after antagonising both English lords and Irish chiefs.
- May – Richard campaigns against his father Henry II in France.
- 4 July – Henry II surrenders, agrees to make Richard his heir and pay an indemnity.
- 6 July – Henry II dies; Richard becomes king. Eleanor of Aquitaine is released from imprisonment and rules as de facto regent for her son. Retrospectively (from the 13th century), the time before this in law becomes time immemorial.
- 13 August – Richard sails from Barfleur to Portsmouth to take up his crown.
- 3 September – coronation of Richard I at Westminster Abbey. Rising against Jews in London.
- 12 December – Richard I embarks on the Third Crusade, appointing Hugh de Puiset and William Longchamp as justiciars in his absence.
- Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Gloucester, soldier (died 1230)
- c. 1182
- 16 February – Richard of Dover, Archbishop of Canterbury (year of birth unknown)
- 18 February – Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London (born c. 1110)
- 6 July – King Henry II (born 1133)
- 13 July – Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, daughter of Henry II (born 1156)
- 20 or 21 August – Geoffrey Ridel, Bishop of Ely and former Lord Chancellor (year of birth unknown)
- 14 November – William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, Chief Justiciar (year of birth unknown)
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