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A Great and Terrible King - Edward I and the Forging of Britain-logo

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

Marc Morris

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Description:

Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in Braveheart). Yet this story forms only the final chapter of the king's action-packed life. Earlier, Edward had defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort, traveled to the Holy Land, and conquered Wales. He raised the greatest armies of the Middle Ages and summoned the largest parliaments. Notoriously, he expelled all the Jews from his kingdom. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ralph Lister

Length:

18h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

57:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

56:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

55:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

56:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

55:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

50:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:30