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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
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Language
eng
Summary
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 our own. ... 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 Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and Robert Bruce) to resist him, and the very different societies that then existed in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The result is a sweeping story, immaculately researched yet compellingly told, and a vivid picture of medieval Britain at the moment when its future was decided. -- from Publisher description
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BTCTA
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Morris, Marc
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA229
LC item number
.M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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A great and terrible King : Edward I and the forging of Britain, Marc Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 421-434) and index
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
Control code
ocn881207842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages, [8] pages of color plates
Isbn
9781605986845
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207842
Label
A great and terrible King : Edward I and the forging of Britain, Marc Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 421-434) and index
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
Control code
ocn881207842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages, [8] pages of color plates
Isbn
9781605986845
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207842

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