Find out what all happened in the first half of the 12. century

Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza. (6. January 1118)

Jin–Song wars: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty. (9. January 1127)

Prince Hailing of Jin and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Hailing succeeds him as emperor. (9. January 1150)

The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. (16. January 1120)

Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong. (18. January 1126)

Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is executed. (27. January 1142)

The Battle of Lincoln, at which King Stephen was defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda, presenting her with the unfulfilled opportunity to become the first queen of medieval England. (2. February 1141)

Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states. (3. February 1112)

Pope Paschal II issues a bill sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers. (15. February 1113)

Dirk VI becomes the Count of Holland. (2. March 1121)

Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders. (2. March 1127)

Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León. (8. March 1126)

Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. (13. March 1138)

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. (31. March 1146)

First historical record of Moscow. (4. April 1147)

Empress Matilda, became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English' (7. April 1141)

Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated. (8. April 1139)

Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum. (8. April 1149)

Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. (13. April 1111)

The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094. (25. April 1134)

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