1240s in England
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Events from the 1240s in England.
Monarch - Henry III
- 1 February - Boniface of Savoy, the Queen's uncle, enthrones as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 10 August - Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany dies captive at Bristol, ending the senior line of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany.
- October - After defeat in a military campaign, Dafydd ap Llywelyn makes Henry his heir.
- September - England signs a truce with France.
- Dafydd ap Llywelyn forms alliance of minor Welsh rulers in Wales and begins revolt against English rule.
- August - Henry blockades Scotland and musters an army at Newcastle upon Tyne after Scots threaten the border.
- November - Bishops and barons refuse to pay taxes demanded by King Henry, and insist on administrative reforms.
- April - Treaty of Woodstock: Dafydd ap Llywelyn's successors, the Welsh princes Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and Owain ap Gruffudd acknowledge Henry as their overlord.
- 13 June - Coinage reform introduces a new silver coin and establishes seventeen local mints.
- Romford established as a market town.
- The Bethlem Royal Hospital founded in London.
- 26 March - William de Forz, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (year of birth unknown)
- 21 August - Alexander of Hales, theologian
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