Edward I
by Dr Marc Morris

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017

An overview of the career of one of the greatest English kings of the Middle Ages, his impact on the British Isles, and a legacy of division which continues to this day
Edward I

Edward I is commonly remembered as ‘Longshanks’, the villain in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. But his attempt to conquer Scotland forms only one chapter of this king’s astonishingly action-packed life. Edward also defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers; and constructed the most magnificent chain of castles ever created. In this talk Marc offers an overview of the king’s career and examines his legacy, the effects of which are still felt today

Marc Morris is a historian and broadcaster who specialises in the Middle Ages. His books include The Norman Conquest, King John and A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain.

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