King Peregrin's Coronation is an important event in Gallowmere's history.
Peregrin had to ascend to the throne at age 15 after his father choked to death on an undercooked turnip. While the royal procession was marching on the day of his coronation and the people of Gallowmere cheered them on, Zarok's pup broke free and begun chasing a cat. The dog and cat hurled towards the King's white carriage. The Royal Guards thought the hound was about to attack the King's carriage and so they skewered him.
The killing of his dog changed Zarok forever, prompting him to leave Gallowmere to pick up necromancy from an infamous dark sorcerer.
^a In a Q&A on Facebook, Chris Sorrell said "I picture Dan dying in his mid thirties, King P in his late sixties". King Peregrin dies a few days after the Battle of Gallowmere (1286). This places his birth between 1217-1219, or c. 1218. This also makes it possible to approximate when he ascended the throne.