Edward I-one of the outstanding monarchs of the English Middle Ages-pioneered legal and parliamentary change in England, conquered Wales, and came close to conquering Scotland.
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.
This book is the definitive account of a remarkable king and his long and significant reign.
Widely praised when it was first published in 1988, it is now reissued with a new introduction and updated bibliographic guide. Praise for the earlier edition: "A masterly achievement...A work of enduring value and one certain to remain the standard life for many years."-Times Literary Supplement "A fine book: learned, judicious, carefully thought out and skillfully presented.
It is as near comprehensive as any single volume could be."-History Today "To have died more revered than any other English monarch was an outstanding achievement; and it is worthily commemorated by this outstanding addition to the ...corpus of royal biographies."-Times Education Supplement
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 02/04/1997
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780300071573