By Marc Morris
The first significant biography of a very bold king, whose reign used to be some of the most dramatic and critical of the total heart a while, resulting in warfare and conquest on an unparalleled scale.
Edward I is primary to thousands as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in "Braveheart"). but this tale types purely the ultimate bankruptcy of the king's action-packed lifestyles. past, Edward had defeated and killed the well-known Simon de Montfort in conflict; travelled to the Holy Land; conquered Wales, extinguishing endlessly its local rulers and developing a powerful chain of castles. He raised the best armies of the center a while and summoned the biggest parliaments; notoriously, he expelled the entire Jews from his kingdom.The longest-lived of England's medieval kings, he fathered fifteen little ones together with his first spouse, Eleanor of Castile, and, after her loss of life, he erected the Eleanor Crosses—the grandest funeral monuments ever shaped for an English monarch.
In this e-book, Marc Morris examines afresh the forces that drove Edward all through his relentless occupation: his personality, his Christian religion, and his experience of England's destiny—a feel formed particularly by means of the stories of the mythical King Arthur. He additionally explores the competing purposes that led Edward's competitors (including Robert Bruce) to withstand him.
The result's a sweeping tale, immaculately researched but compellingly instructed, and a shiny photo of medieval Britain for the time being whilst its destiny used to be decided.
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A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris