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Edward I Paperback – 2 Apr 1997
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From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
Michael Prestwich is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of History at the University of Durham. He is the author of Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages (1996), also published by Yale University Press.
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Michael Prestwich is a historian, specialising on the history of medieval England, in particular the reign of Edward I. He is currently Professor of History at Durham University, and was Head of the Department of History until 2007.
His book on Edward I was first published in 1988, it is now reissued with a new introduction and updated bibliographic guide.
The reign of Edward I splits into two distinct periods:
1274 to 1294 : His foreign policy was highly successful, and his domestic policies of administrative and legal centralization were without much opposition;
1294 to 1307: Edward I's wars were inconclusive, and his relations with his people were bad.
His reign remains one of the most productive. It was a period of immense legal and administrative accomplishment and decisive constitutional development. But there was a lot of warfare and whether one wants to adamire the king for this I leave to each of you.
This books is so rich in historical fact and details, for some maybe too detailed. It is a a scholarly study, with much academic depth and properly not appealing to everybody or a general audience. However, it allows you a close inspection of this "great and terrible King" as a recent biograpy on Edward likes to call him. The extremely balanced account offers a deep insight into this reign. It is clearly and gracefully written, soundly argued, and respectful of older authorities while recognizing new works.
All in all, a book with fits perfetcly into this most amazing series, no light entertainment, but immensely rewarding.
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