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

with Marc Morris
Sunday
14:00 - 15:00
York
Subscribers £12, Non-subscribers £15

Edward I is commonly remembered as ‘Longshanks’, the villain in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. But his attempt to conquer Scotland forms only one chapter of this king’s astonishingly action-packed life. Edward also defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers; and constructed the most magnificent chain of castles ever created. In this talk Marc offers an overview of the king’s career and examines his legacy, the effects of which are still felt today.

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Marc Morris is a historian and broadcaster who specialises in the Middle Ages. His books include The Norman Conquest, King John and A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain.

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