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  • King EDWARD I (r. 1272-1307) Born - 17 June 1239

    Edward I, 1239–1307, king of England (1272–1307), was son of and successor to Henry III.

    Edward's vigorous reign was characterized by constant warfare. Trouble with Llywelyn ap Gruffydd led to his successful conquest (1277–82) of Wales beyond the Welsh Marches, and in 1284 he extended the English administration to Wales. In France from 1286 to 1289 he improved the administration of Gascony.
    After the death in 1290 of Margaret Maid of Norway, Edward asserted his claim to overlordship of Scotland, but John de Baliol (1249–1315), his choice for the throne, soon entered an alliance with Philip IV of France, with whom Edward was already on bad terms. Edward's long struggle to conquer Scotland began in 1296. His first campaign was successful; he deposed Baliol and humiliated Scotland by removing the Coronation Stone from Scone to Westminster. But while he was heading an expedition against France in 1297 the Scots found a new leader in Sir William Wallace, who defeated the English at Stirling Bridge.
    Edward immediately concluded a truce with Philip IV, and the English claims to Gascony were finally settled favorably in the treaty of 1303. In the meantime Edward invaded Scotland again and won a brilliant but inconclusive victory at Falkirk (1298). Campaigns in the following years led to Wallace's defeat (1305) and execution, but a new leader, Robert I, arose as king of a still defiant Scotland. Edward commenced an expedition against him in 1307 but died before reaching the border.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0816791.html (good bio)
    http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page61.asp (very good, detailed bio)
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    I dunno if it was this Edward, maybe another, but one of them was killed when some torturers inserteda heated rod into his..erm...anus...burning him inside out.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Storm
      I dunno if it was this Edward, maybe another, but one of them was killed when some torturers inserteda heated rod into his..erm...anus...burning him inside out.
      It was the son of this one, Edward II.

      If you saw Braveheart, the future Edward II was the young prince whose "friend" was thrown out the window. Edward I was the one who threw him. I am not aware that this incident really happened, but it a good portrayal of the nature of Ed I.

      JS
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      Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


      "Never pet a burning dog."

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      http://www.sca.org
      http://www.scv.org/
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      • #4
        Yep. Too many Eds...couldn't remember.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Janos
          It was the son of this one, Edward II.

          If you saw Braveheart, the future Edward II was the young prince whose "friend" was thrown out the window. Edward I was the one who threw him. I am not aware that this incident really happened, but it a good portrayal of the nature of Ed I.

          JS
          From his depiction in "Braveheart" it didn't seem like it would have been the first hot rod Edward II had taken.
          Lance W.

          Peace through superior firepower.

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          • #6
            Re: King EDWARD I (r. 1272-1307) Born - 17 June 1239

            Originally posted by Janos
            Edward I, 1239–1307, king of England (1272–1307), was son of and successor to Henry III.

            Edward's vigorous reign was characterized by constant warfare. Trouble with Llywelyn ap Gruffydd led to his successful conquest (1277–82) of Wales beyond the Welsh Marches, and in 1284 he extended the English administration to Wales. In France from 1286 to 1289 he improved the administration of Gascony.
            After the death in 1290 of Margaret Maid of Norway, Edward asserted his claim to overlordship of Scotland, but John de Baliol (1249–1315), his choice for the throne, soon entered an alliance with Philip IV of France, with whom Edward was already on bad terms. Edward's long struggle to conquer Scotland began in 1296. His first campaign was successful; he deposed Baliol and humiliated Scotland by removing the Coronation Stone from Scone to Westminster. But while he was heading an expedition against France in 1297 the Scots found a new leader in Sir William Wallace, who defeated the English at Stirling Bridge.
            Edward immediately concluded a truce with Philip IV, and the English claims to Gascony were finally settled favorably in the treaty of 1303. In the meantime Edward invaded Scotland again and won a brilliant but inconclusive victory at Falkirk (1298). Campaigns in the following years led to Wallace's defeat (1305) and execution, but a new leader, Robert I, arose as king of a still defiant Scotland. Edward commenced an expedition against him in 1307 but died before reaching the border.

            http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0816791.html (good bio)
            http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page61.asp (very good, detailed bio)
            Edward I (Longshanks) has been described by most historians as an able field commander, but as one of the cruelest, most self serving Kings in English history.
            Lance W.

            Peace through superior firepower.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lance Williams
              From his depiction in "Braveheart" it didn't seem like it would have been the first hot rod Edward II had taken.
              Which is why the barons, who were disgusted with him for it, did the "hot rod" thing to him.

              JS
              Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
              Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


              "Never pet a burning dog."

              RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
              http://www.mormon.org
              http://www.sca.org
              http://www.scv.org/
              http://www.scouting.org/

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