The timeline on this page outlines the history of the world that the MediEvil series takes place in. It is based on information from manuals, books and other in-game references. It also uses information from the official websites, promotional materials and interviews with the game developers. See GP:CANON for more information about which sources take precedence.
Historical events preceded by "c." are approximations based on given information and are not to be considered exact dates, and may be subject to change as new information is given.
Events marked as "Unknown" are also approximations and their placement in the timeline could be entirely wrong.
|c. 87th century B.C.||RavenHooves the Archer, last prince of the Centaurs, dies before or around this time.[1.1]|
|Unknown||The ancients trap the strong magical energy that emanates from Gallowmere in rune stones which they use as keys.|
|c. 1303 B.C.||Ramesses II is born.|
|1279 B.C.||Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Egypt.|
|c. 1232 B.C.[a]||Kiya is born.|
|1213 B.C.||Kiya is selected to be one of Ramesses II's wives. However, Ramesses II dies before their marriage is consummated. Nonetheless, Kiya is selected to accompany him on his journey to the afterlife. She is interred in a tomb at Abu Simbel.[5.1]|
|Unknown||Gallowmere is likely occupied by the Roman Empire at some point.|
|c. 4th century||Some scholars believe that RavenHooves the Archer, last prince of the Centaurs, died before or around this time instead.|
|c. 9th century||The Count is born before or around this time.[8.1]|
|Unknown||Mellowmede is destroyed by the Rhinotaurs in what would become known as the Massacre of Mellowmede.[9.1]|
|c. 1221[b]||King Peregrin is born around this time.|
|1222||The Seadogs Charter of 1222 is issued, making it a requirement for pirates to have a bird companion.[7.1]|
|1236||King Peregrin is crowned at age 15. Zarok's dog, Mr Snuffy, is killed by one of Peregrin's Royal Guards the day of the coronation.
Zarok later leaves Gallowmere to become an evil sorcerer's apprentice.
The first Gallowmere Games take place this year.
|1254[c][d]||Sir Daniel Fortesque is born to Lord Cedric Fortesque.|
|1285[c]||Canny Tim wins top prizes in every single archery category during the 49th Gallowmere Games, which prompts King Peregrin to offer Tim a place in his army.
Some scholars believe that the people of Gallows Town clamoured for a democracy at this time.
50 years after Peregrin's coronation, a terrible famine sweeps over Gallowmere. The King tasks his Court Magician, Mazok the Muddled to come up with a solution. Mazok's attempts lead to the creation of the Jabberwocky.[9.1]
Zarok invades Gallowmere with an army of undead. He is fought by the King’s Militia at the Battle of Gallowmere. Zarok’s Champion Lord Kardok and Sir Daniel die in the battle. Zarok ultimately loses the battle and flees into hiding.
A few days later, King Peregrin dies from choking on a Brussels sprout.[9.1]
Time loop timeline:
The undead Sir Daniel Fortesque from 1886 finds himself in Gallowmere, just one day before the Battle of Gallowmere. He joins forces with Canny Tim and the fairies to thwart an attack on Castle Peregrin by the Jabberwocky.
On the day of the battle, the undead Dan swaps places with his living self to ensure history happens as it should. Lord Kardok and Dan die in the battle, while Zarok survives the battle and flees into hiding. This locks the Sir Dan from the original timeline in a time loop and makes all other timelines, including the original one, fade away. Zarok's defeat in the Battle of Gallowmere is thus ensured across all of time.A few days later, King Peregrin dies from choking on a Brussels sprout.[9.1]
|Unknown||Zarok's Shadow Demons are sealed under The Enchanted Earth by a great hero[9.1] in an impregnable box of King Peregrin's design using the Shadow Artefact. Eventually, Zarok gets his hands on the Artefact.|
|1383||Wartilda wins the Jolliest Witch in Gallowmere Award, beginning her winning streak.[9.1]|
|1386[f]||Wartilda wins the Jolliest Witch in Gallowmere Award for the fourth consecutive year.[9.1]
Zarok returns to conquer Gallowmere once again, but unwittingly resurrects Sir Dan, who eventually defeats him.[8.2] Zarok's spell book is lost in the battle.
|15th – 19th centuries||Magicians spend centuries searching for Zarok's spell book.[8.3]|
|1774||Fisherman Phil McCaven catches a Kraken off the coast of Bognor Regis.[8.4]|
|1817||Many possessions of Ramesses' are recovered from a Tomb at Abu Simbel, including Kiya's tomb, and are brought and placed into the Great Museum in Kensington.[5.1]|
|c. 1830||Professor Hamilton Kift is born.|
|c. 1835||The Mullock King is born.|
|c. 1840||Lord Palethorn and Madam Jo-jo are born.|
|c. 1849||Mander is born.|
|c. 1851||Dogman is born.|
|1877||December: Lord Palethorn is expelled from the Magic Circle.|
|1878||January 10: Lord Palethorn asks Professor Hamilton Kift to accompany him on a journey to the last resting place of Zarok's spell book.
January 11: The Professor agrees to accompany Lord Palethorn.
January 17: The Professor and Lord Palethorn stay the night in the Bonny Prince Charlie inn.
January 18: The Professor and Palethorn arrive on the island where the tomb containing Zarok's spell book can be found.
January 20: The Professor and Lord Palethorn find the entrance to the tomb.
January 21: The Professor and Lord Palethorn enter the tomb. As Palethorn takes the spell book, the tomb begins to collapse. He pushes the Professor aside, whose hands are crushed by the closing tomb's door.
Early February: The Professor is found by local fishermen and transported to Inverness to heal.
March 31: The Professor constructs functional mechanical hands for himself, although he has trouble adjusting to them.
April 1: The Professor recounts the events of January 21 in his journal.
|1885||March 12: The Professor performs experiments in an attempt to create a fully formed human specimen, but only manages to re-animate body parts, which mutate into monsters that he is forced to release into the London Underground.[8.5]|
|1886||April 21: The Medievil Times newspaper issue No. 666 is published.
Palethorn casts a spell that raises the dead, including Sir Dan.[8.6] Dan teams up with the Professor and Princess Kiya to stop him.
May 23: The Professor writes in his journal about Kiya's usefulness in helping him with his experiments in creating a fully formed human specimen.[8.5]
Later, Kiya is killed by The Ripper. Dan travels back in time using the Professor's time machine to change this course of events. He saves Kiya and merges with his past self, creating the Super Armour. Eventually, they defeat Palethorn.
What happens next is disputed:
One outcome sees Daniel and Kiya return to their eternal slumber together in the Museum.[8.7]
Another sees Daniel and Kiya travel back in time (but also to an alternative timeline), where they end up in Zarok's Lair. However, instead of encountering Zarok, they are met with Palethorn, who used the power of Zarok's spell book to travel back in time and replaced Zarok with himself.[8.8]
Another chain of events shows that Dan and Kiya use the Time Machine to travel through time. However, the time machine malfunctions and separates them. Dan ends up in 1286, one day before the Battle of Gallowmere while Kiya is transported back to her own lifetime.
|20th – 21st centuries||Scholars spend years studying Professor Kift's Time Machine blueprints. However, no evidence of the Time Machine being in his collection is found.|
|1902||Professor Marcus Effington Christy is born.[5.2]|
|1910||It was believed back in 1886 that by this year, the moon will be a part of the great colonial empire.[8.9]|
|1962||The "Essays on Popular Delusion and the Madness of the Masses", written by Prof. Marcus Effington Christy, are released. Among these delusions is included The Autumn of Death which describes the events of 1886 as such.[5.2]|
|1963||Prof. Marcus Effington Christy dies.[5.2]|
|Modern Day||A mysterious man meets with Professor Darrow, a researcher of the life, death and resurrections of Sir Daniel Fortesque. He tells her about the events following Palethorn's defeat and the events preceding the Battle of Gallowmere.|
- Kiya's age is given as 19 on MediEvil 2's official website. Subtracting her age from the year of the Pharaoh's death gives us her approximate date of birth.
- Peregrin was crowned at age 15. It is said the kingdom thrived under his reign for 50 years. Canny Tim wins the 49th Gallowmere Games in 1285. Given the odd specificity of this, it is likely the Gallowmere Games first started when Peregrin was crowned, and the 50th year of his reign is going to be 1286, the year of the war with Zarok. Therefore, if we subtract 65 from 1286, we get the rough year of Peregrin's birth, c. 1221.
- The years given in MediEvil: The Game Prequel are 100 years off from the dates given in MediEvil 2. For the sake of consistency with MediEvil 2, 100 years have been added to all years from MediEvil: The Game Prequel in the timeline.
- On the official US website for the first game, Dan's year of birth was given as 715. This was later retconned by MediEvil 2, where it was said to be "around 1250."
- Dan's year of death was listed as being 747 on the original game's official US website. This was retconned by MediEvil 2.
- An article about MediEvil from July 1997 lists the year 1332 as the year when the game's events take place. Later, the game's official US website listed the year 847 instead. However, no year was ever given in the game itself. Both dates were eventually retconned by MediEvil 2.
- MediEvil. Developed by SCE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on October 9, 1998.
- MediEvil manual. Written by Jim Sangster. Designed by Steve O'Neill. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in October 1998. Download.
- Ramesses II on Wikipedia. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
- Princess Kiya on MediEvil 2 Official EU Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
- MediEvil 2 manual. Written by Jim Sangster. Designed by Steve O'Neill. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America in May 2000. Download.
- Page 7 of MediEvil 2 manual. Written by Jim Sangster. Designed by Steve O'Neill. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America in May 2000. Download.
- Page 4 of MediEvil 2 manual. Written by Jim Sangster. Designed by Steve O'Neill. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America in May 2000. Download.
- MediEvil developers - Q&A; on MediEvil Boards. Published May 7, 2013.
- MediEvil: Resurrection. Developed by SCEE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on September 1, 2005.
- MediEvil 2. Developed by SCEE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on April 21, 2000.
- MediEvil. Developed by Other Ocean Emeryville. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment on October 25, 2019.
- MediEvil: The Game Prequel. Written by Chris Sorrell. Art by Jason Wilson. Published by Titan Comics in 2019.
- Main Page on MediEvil Official US Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
- Q&A with Chris Sorrell on MediEvil Boards. Published February 3, 2020.
- Hobby Consolas No. 70, Especial MediEvil - El nacimiento de una leyenda (o casi). Published in July 1997 by Axel Springer España.
- Professor Hamilton Kift on MediEvil 2 Official EU Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
- Mullock King on MediEvil 2 Official EU Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
- Lord Palethorn on MediEvil 2 Official EU Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
- Medievil Times. Created and distributed by Claydon Heeley Jones Mason in May 2000.
- MediEvil developers - Q&A; on MediEvil Boards. Published February 10, 2012.