First Château in Falaise, built under Richard I, one of the first in Normandy
Birth of William of Normandy in Falaise
Siege of Richard III, Duke of Normandy, against Robert the Magnificent, entrenched in the Château
Siege of Falaise by William of Normandy and Raoul of Gacé against Turstin Goz, the rebel Viscount of Hiemois
Construction of the Great Keep of the Château of Falaise by Henry I Beauclerc
Falaise, sides with King Etienne, resists an 18-day siege by the partisans of Geoffrey and Matilda
Christmas court at Château of Falaise
Henry II and Thomas Beckett reside at Falaise
Signature of the Treaty of Falaise: Henry II imprisons William of Scotland in the Château to force him to sign the treaty, acknowledging that he is the vassal of the King of England
Enlargement of the residential space with the construction of the Little Keep at the Château of Falaise (end of the XII c.); faced with the conflict that placed him in opposition to the King of France Philippe Auguste, Richard The Lion Heart has the Château reinforced
John Landless directs the works in Falaise: consolidation of the Château and the town ramparts
John imprisons Arthur of Brittany; son of his elder brother and allied to Philippe-Auguste; at the Château of Falaise.
Caen surrenders without conflict to Philippe Auguste, King of France (21 May); the siege of Falaise, after Easter of this year, lasts 7 days.
Construction of the Talbot Tower of the Château of Falaise
Improvement of the defenses of the Château and the town of Falaise (flanking round towers, fortified doors)
Falaise is besieged from 4 November 1417 by Henry V. Surrender occurred on 16 February 1418
Last siege at Falaise: Henry IV drives out the Catholic League members and attacks the Château using artillery
The governor's lieutenant complains about the poor state of the "dwellings" of the Château of Falaise: urgent works are programmed
The request is made to destroy dilapidated nave of the feudal chapel of the Château of Falaise
The Falaise Keep is transformed into a prison (project abandoned)
A school is built in the courtyard of the Château of Falaise
Given the dilapidated state of the Château of Falaise's Keeps, the classification of historical monument is launched by Prosper Mérimée, Minister of Fine Arts. This is the beginning of several decades of works under a succession of architects
Bombardment of Falaise by the allies. The school is destroyed as well as the choir of the castle chapel. Reparation works on the ramparts and the Keeps will take place during the following decade.
Restoration and redevelopment of the Keeps of the Château of Falaise and development of the programme of digs, restoration and improvement of the Château
Campaign to restore the ramparts of the Château of Falaise
Towns of Caen, Bayeux and Falaise, the Calvados General Council, the Calvados Departmental Committee for Tourism, the counties of Hastings, Colchester, Norwich and Medway Council collaborate within the framework of the Norman Connection project on the restoration and improvement of Norman châteaux.