Philippe II, called Auguste, succeeds his father Louis VII in 1180, and reigns until 1223. He has initially to repress the revolt of several lords; he quickly reduces them to obedience, and removes with the account of Flanders Vermandois, Amiénois and Valois (1186).
He benefits then from the revolt of Richard Lion Heart against his father Henri II to attack England, but the clergy decides the two kings to negotiate and to be combined against the Inaccurate ones.
Three sovereigns take share with the third crusade: the emperor of Germany Frederic Barberousse, Philippe Auguste, and Richard become king d' Angleterre with died of his father (1189).
But Barberousse dies in way; Philippe Auguste, scrambled with Richard, is satisfied to take Midsummer's Day d' Acre (1191), and leaves theHoly one.
Returned to France, it is combined to the enemies of Richard, and the return of this one relights the war between France and England (1194-99).