Edexcel GCSE History: The reigns of King Richard I and King John, 1189–1216

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B2 The reigns of King Richard I and King John, 1189–1216

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 20-21.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: Life and government in England, 1189–1216

  • 1 The feudal system
  • 2 Kingship and succession
  • 3 Royal government and finances
  • 4 English society

Key topic 2: Involvements overseas, 1189–1204

  • 1 The nature of crusading
  • 2 Richard, the Crusader King
  • 3 Aftermath of the crusade
  • 4 Richard, John and the loss of Normandy

Key topic 3: King John’s downfall, 1205–16

  • 1 The dispute with the Papacy
  • 2 Worsening relations with the barons
  • 3 Magna Carta and the First Barons’ War
  • 4 The succession

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