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.

Praise for the earlier edition:

"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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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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of History at the University of Durham. He is the author of Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages (1996), also published by Yale University Press.

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