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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 150 x 229 x 38mm | 544g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1681771330
  • 9781681771335
  • 1,062,320

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Morris does a splendid job of distinguishing England, Scotland and Wales in geographic, topographic, political and cultural terms. His descriptions of battles, political shenanigans and betrayals are as clear as a bell and his enthusiasm for his subject helps to make this biography something of a page turner.show more

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