A Great and Terrible King

A Great and Terrible King

Edward I and the Forging of Britain

by Marc Morris

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2009

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This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king. Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale, and leaving a legacy of division that has lasted from his day to our own.In his astonishingly action-packed life, Edward defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled across Europe to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers, and constructed - at Conwy, Harlech, Beaumaris and Caernarfon - the most magnificent chain of castles ever created. After the death of his first wife he erected the Eleanor Crosses - the grandest funeral monuments ever fashioned for an English monarch.
ISBN:
9780099481751
9780099481751
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cornerstone
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x31mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Marc Morris

Marc Morris's acclaimed books include The Norman Conquest and A Great and Terrible King.

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