Edward I (Penguin Monarchs): A New King Arthur?

By Andy King (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the chaotic failure of his father, Henry III's reign. He reshaped England's legal system and came close to bringing the whole island of Great Britain under his rule. He promoted the idea of himself as the new King Arthur, his Round Table still hanging in Winchester Castle to this day. His greatest monuments are the extraordinary castles - Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Harlech and Conwy - built to ensure his rule of Wales and some of the largest of all medieval buildings.

Andy King's brilliant short biography brings to life a strange, complex man whose triumphs raise all kinds of questions about the nature of kingship - how could someone who established so many key elements in England's unique legal and parliamentary system also have been such a harsh, militarily brutal warrior?

Author Biography

Andy King is a Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. Among his many historical interests are the studies of castles, military culture and Anglo-Scottish relations in the late medieval period.

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
160
Language
English
Series
Penguin monarchs. The House of Plantagenet
Date Published
28 June 2018
Publication Place
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books
Size
181 x 111
ISBN
9780141988665
Contributors

Andy King (author)

Subject(s)

Biography & True Stories

British & Irish history

Biography: historical, political & military

Biography: royalty

Medieval history

Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

General & world history

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