Edward I

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 618 pages
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Michael Prestwich's study of Edward I, first published in 1988 and now reissued with a new introduction and updated bibliographic guide, is the definitive full-length account of one of the leading monarchs of the Middle Ages. A king who pioneered legal and parliamentary change, conquered Wales and came close to conquering Scotland, Edward I presents many contradictions. A pious man who built his reputation during the greatest chivalric adventure of the time, the Crusade, he quarrelled with his archbishops. 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.
 

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Contents

The Green Tree 123958
5
The Leopard 125870
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
401
Council and Parliament
436
The Scottish Wars I 2961307
469
The Last Years 12981307
517

Settlement and Rebellion
202
The Government of England 127886
233
The Statutes and the Law
267
The Duke of Aquitaine 127394
298
Diplomacy 127494
312
Epilogue
556
Financial Tables
568
index
597
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Michael Prestwich is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham. He has written many books including Knight.

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