The History of Leith

July 19, 2007

Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307)


Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as “Edward the Lawgiver” because of his legal reforms, and as “Hammer of the Scots”,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. He reigned from 1272 to 1307, ascending the throne of England on 21 November 1272 after the death of his father, King Henry III of England. His mother was queen consort Eleanor of Provence. He was voted the 94th greatest Briton in the 2002 poll of 100 Greatest Britons. for more click here

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