A Great and Terrible King

A Great and Terrible King : Edward I and the Forging of Britain

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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 him 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 150 x 229 x 38mm | 544g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1681771330
  • 9781681771335
  • 1,232,376

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Uncommonly good. Edward was a remarkable man, and a great king. Marc Morris does him justice. It's compelling stuff.--Allan Massie, bestselling author of 'The Royal Stuarts'
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