The History of Leith

April 8, 2008

Edward I

Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks, also as “Edward the Lawgiver” or “the English Justinian” because of his legal reforms, and as “Hammer of the Scots”,achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and tried (but failed) to do the same to Scotland. He reigned from 1272 to 1307, ascending the throne of England on 20 November 1272 after the death of his father, King Henry III. His mother was queen consort Eleanor of Provence.

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