Stories And Studies From Chronicle And History; England

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMrs. S. C. Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... EDWARD I. 1272 To 1307. Prince Edward was in Sicily when he received intelligence of his father's death, but the Earls of Cornwall and Gloucester, with the Archbishop of York, having been appointed regents in his absence, he felt no apprehension for the safety of his crown, and proceeded at his leisure through various parts of Europe, more particularly visiting Prance, for the purpose of doing homage for his French dominions; and afterwards passing through Aquitaine, he received the homage of his French subjects, and returning to England, was crowned at Westminster with his excellent queen, Eleanor, daughter of Alphonso, King of Castile, on the 19th of August, 1274. Edward was quite as much distinguished by his legislative wisdom as by his military skill; he enacted many excellent laws, punished all such civil officers as were found to have abused their trust, through the disturbed reign of his father, and compelled his own magistrates to administer justice with firmness and impartiality. He confirmed the authority and extended the privileges of the commons, perceiving that he should thus counterbalance the undue influence possessed by the barons. But the love of conquest was ever his ruling passion; he attacked the Welsh king, Lewellyn of Wales, and having compelled him to submission, received his brother David into his especial favour, giving him a lady of the queen's bed chamber in marriage, and appointing him seneschal of all his castles in Wales; yet this very David it was who incited Lewellyn again to try the fortune of arms against the English king. Edward desired no better; he at once entered Wales with an overpowering army, and Lewellyn dying in battle, all Wales fell into his hands. This triumph was tarnished by great cruelty towards David, who ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... EDWARD I. 1272 To 1307. Prince Edward was in Sicily when he received intelligence of his father's death, but the Earls of Corn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217323081

ISBN - 13:9780217323086

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