Anglo-Norman Rebellion 1173-1174
The Anglo-Norman Rebellion is also called the
Anglo-Norman War, or the
Who Fought in this Revolt?
Henry II, king of England from
his wife, his sons,
the kings of France and Scotland, and
others who joined for their respective reasons
Who Won the Great Rebellion? Who Lost?
Eleanor, Henry's wife, was imprisoned
just in time to prevent her from unfolding her own stratagems.
However, in Henry's eyes the woman had done enough already. Henry
would blame her for his civil war and never forgive her.
Robert de Beaumont, the third earl of Leicester, sided with the
William I the Lion, king of the Scots,
allied against Henry because Henry Jr. had promised him Northumbria
and Cumberland in exchange for military assistance.
This civil war broke out in April
In July 1173, Henry's troops attempted
to take Leicester, but could only take the city, not the castle.
Henry met with his sons and Robert de
Beaumont at the castle at Gisors in Northern France, in September
On September 26, 1173, Robert de
Beaumont landed on the coast of Suffolk at Orwell and joined forces
with Hugh I Bigod. Shortly after, Beaumont tried to take Dunwich but
was driven back. Meanwhile Bigod took Ipswich.
Beaumont then besieged the castle at
Haughley for four days, after which he was able to take the castle.
Shuffling westward, Beaumont
encountered royal troops at Bury, so he returned to Framlingham. But
de Lucy and Humphrey III de Bohun the arrived at Bury and Beaumont
tried to get his hide out of the way.
On October 16, 1173, the teams clashed
in the Battle at Fornham. Henry's troops won.
In July 1174, the castles of
Leicester, Mountsorrerl, and Groby surrendered to the king.
On July 12, 1174, the
Battle of Alnwick was fought, in which William I the
Lion got himself captured.
In August 1174, Leicester and other
rebels were taken prisoner and held at Caen and later at Falaise.
Henry and his sons decided to fight
each other once more in 1183.
Here are the maps
1152-1327 England and France
Anglo-Norman Rebellion 1173-1174: First
Anglo-Norman Rebellion 1173-1174: Richard de
Anglo-Norman Rebellion 1173-1174: Leicester's
Anglo-Norman Rebellion 1173-1174: Second