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

Author: Marc Morris
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Product Description: This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king-a man born to rule England, who believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale, and leaving a legacy of division between the peoples of Britain that has lasted from his day to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward, King of England; König I ) Eduard (England; Edward, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Morris
ISBN: 9780091796846 0091796849
OCLC Number: 181925932
Description: xv, 462 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., geneal. tables, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Preface --
1: Saint in name --
2: Family feud --
3: Civil peace and holy war --
4: Return of the king --
5: Disobedient prince --
6: Arthur's crown --
7: Peaceful endeavours --
8: Great cause --
9: Struggle for mastery --
10: Uniting the kingdom? --
11: Lasting vengeance --
12: Great and terrible king --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Family trees --
Index.
Responsibility: Marc Morris.

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