And we are having KFC.  In the usual tradition, it cost £12.18, so…

…in 1218:

May 24th – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.

August 31 – Al-Kamil becomes the new Egyptian Sultan on the death of his father Al-Adil.

Damietta is besieged by the knights of the Fifth Crusade.

Minamoto no Sanetomo becomes Udaijin of Japan.

The Kara-Khitan Khanate is destroyed by Genghis Khan’s Mongolian cavalry.

Genghis Khan’s Mongols, under the leadership of his eldest son Jochi, conduct a second campaign against the Kyrgyz.

Genghis Khan proposes to the Khwarazm shah of Persia that he accept Mongol overlordship and establish trade relations.

March – Treaty of Worcester recognises Llywelyn the Great as regent of south Wales

July – Spain: In order to facilitate the movement of Reconquista, Pope Honorius III reverses Innocent III’s earlier judgement and declares Ferdinand III of Castile legitimate heir to the Kingdom of Leon.

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