1290s in England
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Events from the 1290s in England.
Monarch – Edward I
- 21 May – the statute of quo warranto establishes the concept of time immemorial in English law, dating it to before the accession of Richard I of England in 1189.
- 8 July – the statute Quia Emptores is passed, reforming the feudal system of land leases and allowing the sale of fee simple estates.
- 18 July – the Edict of Expulsion is issued expelling all the Jews from England (at this time probably around 2,000) by 1 November.
- The second of the Statutes of Mortmain is passed under King Edward I, which prevents land from passing into possession of the church.
- Approximate date of construction of the Round Table at Winchester Castle by order of King Edward.
- 10 May – at Norham Castle, Edward forces the Scottish nobles to recognise his right to determine the succession to the throne of Scotland.
- 8 August – twelve applicants submit their claims to the Scottish throne to Edward I.
- The Eleanor crosses are erected at Charing Cross and across England marking the route of the funeral procession Edward I's Queen, Eleanor of Castile.
- Construction of the nave of York Minster begins.
- January – war breaks out between England and France when Philip IV of France attempts to seize Gascony from English control.
- 14 May – Philip formally announces the confiscation of Gascony.
- June – Edward I takes direct control of the English wool trade (until 1297).
- 24 August – Treaty of Nuremberg: England allies with the Holy Roman Empire against France.
- September – Madog ap Llywelyn leads a Welsh revolt against English rule.
- 9 October – delayed by the Welsh revolt, an English army finally leaves to invade France.
- November – Edward I requires coastal towns to build ships for an expedition to France.
- Edward I demands from the Church a grant of one half of all clerical revenues.
- 30 March – Capture of Berwick: Edward I captures the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Scots and sacks it.
- 27 April – at the Battle of Dunbar, the English defeat the Scots.
- August – Edward takes the Stone of Scone from Scotland to London.
- 28 August – Scottish assembly pays homage to Edward at Berwick. Edward establishes a system of English rule over Scotland.
- 30 January – Edward I outlaws the clergy who have refused to pay his taxes due to an edict of Pope Boniface VIII.
- 24 February – a parliament assembled at Salisbury refuses to endorse Edward's war in Gascony.
- May – William Wallace begins a Scottish rebellion against English rule.
- 24 August – Edward I leaves England to support an invasion of France by the Flemish Count Guy of Dampierre.
- 11 September – at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the Scots under William Wallace defeat an English army.
- 7 October – a truce is signed between England and France.
- 10 October – Confirmation of Charters: Edward issues a statute reconfirming Magna Carta.
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