Edward I

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Yale University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 618 pages
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Edward I -- one of the outstanding monarchs of the English Middle Ages -- pioneered legal and parliamentary change in England, conquered Wales, and came close to conquering Scotland. A major player in European diplomacy and war, he acted as peacemaker during the 1280s but became involved in a bitter war with Philip IV a decade later. This book is the definitive account of a remarkable king and his long and significant reign. Widely praised when it was first published in 1988, it is now reissued with a new introduction and updated bibliographic guide.

"A masterly achievement...a work of enduring value and one certain to remain the standard life for many years". -- Times Literary Supplement

"A fine book: learned, judicious, carefully thought out and skillfully presented. It is as near comprehensive as any single volume could be". -- History Today

"To have died more revered than any other English monarch was an outstanding achievement; and it is worthily commemorated by this outstanding addition to the ...corpus of royal biographies". -- Times Education Supplement


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User Review  - Jan-Maat - Goodreads

A wide-ranging study that is rich in details, the barrels of pennies transports to pay soldiers, Hugo FitzHey who owed the knight service of himself a bow and an arrow and the construction of castles ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Adkins - Goodreads

This book cannot be accused of a lack of thoroughness. It did at times read more like an administrative history of the Middle Ages. This is more a feature than a defect- even a Plantagenet king spent most of his reign looking over such details. Read full review

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Edward I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward I (17 June 1239 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks [1], also as "Edward the Lawgiver" or "the English Justinian" because of his legal ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Edward_I_of_England

Edward I of England: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
Edward I Edward I (1239-1307), known as the 'Greatest of the Plantagenets,' was king of England from 1272 to 1307.
www.answers.com/ topic/ edward-i-of-england

JSTOR: War, Politics and Finance under Edward I
Prestwich looks at war, politics, and finance under Edward I to explain their parts in a reign long accepted as crucial in the development of English law, ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0038-7134(197507)50%3A3%3C533%3AWPAFUE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Y

Edward I, Longshanks - "The English Justinian" [Suggested Reading]
Edward I, Longshanks: brief biography, resources. ... Edward I--one of the outstanding monarchs of the English Middle Ages--pioneered legal and ...
www.humanitiesweb.org/ human.php?s=h& p=c& a=l& ID=202

Westminster Abbey
Further reading: Edward I by Michael Prestwich (Yale University Press, 1997). Coronation. When Henry III died in 1272 he was succeeded by his son, Edward I. ...
www.westminster-abbey.org/ history-research/ royalty/ burials/ 12311

Courtly Lives ... Edward I
Descendants of Edward I Written and researched by Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewska. Since many people can claim descent to Edward I, I decided to put a chart ...
www.angelfire.com/ mi4/ polcrt/ EdwardI.html

Monarchy - Edward I
Account of the life of 'Llywelyn the Last' the last native prince of Wales and his conflicts with Edward I. Part of a website celebrating Welsh castles, ...
www.channel4.com/ history/ microsites/ M/ monarchy/ biogs/ edward_i.html

Edward I's Welsh Castles
Secondary sources specifically examining the social and historical role of these castles are few and far between, the most helpful being Edward I by Michael ...
www.castlewales.com/ edward1.html

Medieval England 1066-1399 - Seminar Programmes
a) Which historians have specialised in the reign of Edward I ? How have their views changed ? What is the current view of Edward I ? ...
www.the-orb.net/ wales/ h3h03/ h3h03r06.htm

War in History
Book Review: Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland, 1286-1306. http://wih.sagepub.com. The online version of this article can be found at:.
wih.sagepub.com/ cgi/ reprint/ 6/ 4/ 490.pdf

About the author (1997)

Michael Prestwich is Professor of History at the University of Durham.

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