Edward I

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

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