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A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain, Marc Morris

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A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain
Title
A great and terrible king
Title remainder
Edward I and the forging of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Marc Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in "Braveheart"). Yet this story forms only the final chapter of the king's action-packed life. Earlier, Edward had defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers and constructing a magnificent chain of castles. He raised the greatest armies of the Middle Ages and summoned the largest parliaments; notoriously, he expelled all the Jews from his kingdom. The longest-lived of England's medieval kings, he fathered fifteen children with his first wife, Eleanor of Castile. In this book, Marc Morris examines afresh the forces that drove Edward throughout his relentless career: his character, his Christian faith, and his sense of England's destiny--a sense shaped in particular by the tales of the legendary King Arthur. He also explores the competing reasons that led Edward's opponents (including Robert Bruce) to resist him. The result is a sweeping story and a vivid picture of medieval Britain at the moment when its future was decided
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 942.035092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA229
LC item number
.M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain, Marc Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A saint in name -- The family feud -- Civil peace and holy war -- The return of the king -- The disobedient prince -- Arthur's crown -- Peaceful endeavours -- The great cause -- The struggle for mastery -- Uniting the kingdom? -- A lasting vengeance -- A great and terrible king
Control code
ocn881207842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207842
Label
A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain, Marc Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A saint in name -- The family feud -- Civil peace and holy war -- The return of the king -- The disobedient prince -- Arthur's crown -- Peaceful endeavours -- The great cause -- The struggle for mastery -- Uniting the kingdom? -- A lasting vengeance -- A great and terrible king
Control code
ocn881207842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207842

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