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Edward I , king of England , lord of Ireland, duke of Aquitaine

Born: 1239   Died: 1307   

Edward I succeeded to the throne in 1272 and reigned until his death in 1307. He reconstructed royal government and effected significant legislative changes. Edward's reign saw the evolution of parliament and the destruction of the independence of the princes of Gwynedd in Wales. In his later years he was faced with war against France and resistance from the Scots.

Sites associated with this person

Aberconwy 1 Abbey, Conwy (stays; relocates house)

Basingwerk Abbey, Flintshire (benefactor)

Cymer Abbey, Gwynedd (Compensates)

Llanll?r Abbey, Ceredigion (compensates)

Maenan Abbey, Conwy (gives site to Aberconwy)

Neath Abbey, Neath Port Talbot (visitor)

Valle Crucis Abbey, Denbighshire (stays)

Whitland Abbey, Carmarthenshire (visits)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Visitations of English Cluniac Foundations in 47 Henry III (1262), 4 Edward I (1275-6), 7 Edward 1 (1279), ed. George F. Duckett (London, 1890)

Bezant, Jemma, 'Travel and communication', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches, ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2013), pp. 133-145

Dolley, R. H. M., 'A Find of Pence of Edward I and II at Neath Abbey', British Numismatic Journal, 28 (1955/57), pp. 294-298

Hays, R. W., 'The Welsh monasteries and the Edwardian Conquest', in Studies in Medieval Cistercian History Presented to J.F. O'Sullivan (Shannon, Ireland, 1971), pp. 110-137

Web links (open in new window)

Manuscript depiction of Edward I creating his son Prince of Wales, 1301 (View website)

Prestwich, M., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Edward I (View website) (Subscription reqd.)

Archival sources

British Library , 'Edward I creating his son Prince of Wales', (Document), (View website)