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 a account of a remarkable king and his long and significant reign.
  

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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

Review: Edward I (The English Monarchs)

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

Contents

The Green Tree 123958
5
The Leopard 12587o
24
The Crusader
66
The King in his Prime
87
Coronation and Consolidation
89
The King and his family
108
The Royal Household
134
The Conquest of Wales
170
The Later Years
337
Before the Storm 128994
339
The Great Cause 12912
356
The War with France 12948
376
The Years of Crisis 12948
405
Council and Parliament
436
The Scottish Wars 129613o7
469
The Last Years 129813o7
517

Settlement and Rebellion
202
The Government of England 127886
233
1o The Statutes and the Law
267
The Duke of Aquitaine 127394
298
Diplomacy 127494
312
2o Epilogue
556
Financial Tables
568
INDEX
597
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About the author (1997)

Michael Prestwich is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham. He has written many books including Knight.

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