A Great and Terrible King - Edward I and the Forging of


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  • A Great and Terrible King - Edward I and the Forging of Britain
  • Marc Morris
  • 08 January 2017
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5 thoughts on “A Great and Terrible King - Edward I and the Forging of Britain

  1. Mrs_Schofield Mrs_Schofield says:

    I shouldn t like Edward I because I m Welsh, and he s the infamous king who built castles all over our country to remind the people of English superiority But, my historical interest gets the better of my patriotism and I find Edward I fascinating Also, the castles he built were and still are magnificent.This biography is a great bookreally interesting and surprisingly readable Morris presents a balanced look at this inspiring man, and he doesn t shy away from the bad stuff Edward I is one of the most important medieval kings, and one of the most compelling, and this book definitely does him justice.


  2. David Disley David Disley says:

    I have a number of books authored by Marc Morris and have always found them to be well written informative This book is no exception What you get here is the life story of one of England s greatest kings Edward I The Hammer of Scotland From start to finish this book grips the reader with the history of the time and Edward s part in it Highly recommended.


  3. Author, Sheila Williams Author, Sheila Williams says:

    Fascinating read and thank goodness Marc Morris wrote it in chronological order, I find it so much easier to follow.I knew little of Edward I other than the inevitable Braveheart reference but quite warmed to him as I read the book.I bought the book as historical background reading and research for a novel I m writing but found myself appreciating it not just as research material but also for the story itself which is well told, clear and with a nice twist of humour every now and again.


  4. R. Sturge R. Sturge says:

    I wanted to know about Edward 1 because I m planning to write a historical novel based around the expulsion of the Jews from Northampton in 1290 This was an excellent overview Obviously it is a book for historians and therefore has lots of footnotes and references, so as a fiction person I m always disappointed when a book ends at 78% very helpful for my project though Good to have a view of Eleanor of Castile, whose memorials Northamptonshire has two of.


  5. Shirley-Kate Shirley-Kate says:

    I ve been reading medieval history for years, on and off, including good novels This book is full of detail not found elsewhere At last I can sort out the chronology of who followed who whom on the English throne Also the many children born, and died, which don t get mentioned much I can t say I enjoyed the book, with so much violence but that s how it was then Not like now, eh I m glad I ve read it, the tone is chatty but that helps it stay in the memory.


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A Great and Terrible King - Edward I and the Forging of Britain 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 himThe 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


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