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Edward the First (Version 2)

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In Thomas Frederick Tout's compelling biography of Edward the First, readers are treated to a thorough and engaging account of one of England's most powerful and influential monarchs. Tout's detailed research and meticulous attention to historical accuracy bring the medieval world of Edward I to vivid life, offering insight into the man behind the crown.

From Edward's early years as a prince to his rise to the throne and subsequent reign, Tout delves into the complexities of his personality, his military prowess, and his political savvy. The author skillfully weaves together primary sources, court documents, and contemporary accounts to paint a rich portrait of a king who reshaped the landscape of medieval England.

Tout's prose is clear and accessible, making this biography a must-read for both history enthusiasts and casual readers alike. Edward the First (Version 2) is a masterful work that sheds new light on a well-known figure in English history, making it essential reading for anyone interested in the medieval period or the lives of the royals.

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Part of the Twelve English Statesmen series of books. Edward I, was one of the greatest of the medieval monarchs, driven either by a deep commitment to the well being of his people, or a fierce determination to enhance his own power, depending on your viewpoint. He began the unification of the United Kingdom, and left a string of impressive monuments, in the shape of the castles that line the countryside. - Summary by Cavaet

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