1270s in England
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Events from the 1270s in England.
- April - Parliament levies a property tax to support the Eighth Crusade.
- 9 September - William Chillenden elected to the Archbishopric of Canterbury.
- 20 August - Prince Edward participates in the Eighth Crusade.
- Battle of Áth-an-Chip: The army of the Irish Kingdom of Connacht routs the English army near Carrick-on-Shannon.
- Summer - Pope Gregory X sets aside the election of William Chilldenden to the Archbishopric of Canterbury.
- 11 October - Robert Kilwardby enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 16 November - King Henry III dies; Prince Edward succeeds him as Edward I of England.
- Court of Common Pleas established as a permanent body, and receives its first chief justice.
- The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers receives the right to regulate the leather trade in London.
- 22 April - Edward I's first parliament meets and passes the first Statute of Westminster, codifying the existing law in England, in 51 chapters of Norman French, and defining legal privileges.
- May - Parliament imposes the first regular customs duty on wool and leather.
- 11 September - Earthquake in southern England damages churches at Glastonbury.
- Llywelyn ap Gruffudd refuses to pay homage to Edward I; Llywelyn's proxy bride Eleanor de Montfort (Edward's cousin) is captured at sea off the south-west of England and held prisoner at Windsor Castle as a bargaining counter for Llywelyn's compliance.
- New statute forbids Jews from charging interest on loans.
- June or July - Robert Burnell elected to the Archbishopric of Canterbury.
- 7 August - Statute of Gloucester defines competences of local courts and establishes legal procedures for claiming a right to privileges.
- 13 October - The King allows his cousin Eleanor de Montfort to marry Llywelyn ap Gruffudd at Worcester Cathedral.
- 17 November - All Jews in England imprisoned on suspicion of coin clipping.
- January - Pope Nicholas III quashes the election of Robert Burnell to the Archbishopric of Canterbury.
- 25 January - John Peckham enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- The first of the Statutes of Mortmain prevents land from passing into possession of the church.
- December - New coinage issued, including the first groats and round farthings and a new silver halfpenny.
- Itinerant royal judges are ordered to inquire into confederacies against justice, thus effectively making conspiracy a crime.
- The Royal Mint moves to the Tower of London by this year.
- Further round of Hundred Rolls commissioned.
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