Edward I

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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 ...
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780300071573
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Series: The English Monarchs Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 411,174
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    Informative and Fascinating

    Edward I has rarely received the attention that he deserves, being preceded by his inept father, Henry III, and followed by his tragic, rudely murdered son, Edward II. Therefore, I was delighted by this thoroughly researched and fascinating book. If your mental image of Edward I is based on a few paragraphs from a standard history book, and the villainous 'Edward Longshanks' in BRAVEHEART, then you should read the truth about this great and wonderfully complex king.

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