The first popular biography of Edward I in a generation by a major new historian.
Marc Morris is an historian and broadcaster. He studied and taught history at the universities of London and Oxford, and his doctorate on the thirteenth-century earls of Norfolk was published in 2005. In 2003 he presented the highly-acclaimed television series Castle, and wrote its accompanying book.
Morris tells Edward's story fluently and conveys a compelling sense
of the reality, and the contingency, of personal rule... It is on
the subject of "the forging of Britain" that Morris is most
consistently thought-provoking * Guardian *
Marc Morris's new account of the life of Edward I is a splendid example of the genre. Edward's life is in many ways an ideal subject for such an approach, full of incident and action... An excellent, readable account of his reign * Literary Review *
This is a direct, forthright and welcoming book... Edward I was called a "great and terrible king" and he has been well served by Marc Morris. He leads us confidently through the litany of battles and conflicts * Scotland on Sunday *
A highly readable account of an important reign * Scotsman *
Marc Morris has written the first full biography of Edward I for around 100 years, and uncommonly good it is too ... He was a remarkable man, and a great king. Marc Morris does him justice, brings him clearly before our eyes, and, like a true historian, judges him by the standards of his age, not ours. It's compelling stuff -- Allan Massie * Daily Telegraph *