A great and terrible king

Marc Morris

This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king. Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale, and leaving a legacy of division that has lasted from his day to our own. In his astonishingly action-packed life, Edward defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled across Europe to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers, and constructed - at Conwy, Harlech, Beaumaris and Caernarfon - the most magnificent chain of castles ever created. After the death of his first wife he erected the Eleanor Crosses - the grandest funeral monuments ever fashioned for an English monarch.

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書名 A great and terrible king
著作者等 Morris Marc
書名別名 A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain
出版元 Windmill
刊行年月 2009, c2008
ページ数 xvi, 462 p., [16] p. of plates
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780099481751
NCID BB23330617
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス