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Death of King Edward I

Posted in Anniversary, History, Royalty on Sunday, 27 June 2010

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picture, King Edward I, the first, Hammer of the Scots

King Edward I, known as the Hammer of the Scots

7 July is the anniversary of the death of King Edward I, also known as Longshanks for his tall, wiry physique and The Hammer of the Scots for his lengthy warring with Scotland, which ended in brief success. Edward confiscated the Scottish Coronation Stone, also known as the Stone of Destiny, and moved it to Westminster Abby, as can be seen in the picture below.

picture, Edward I removing the Stone of Destiny, Coronation Stone of Scotland

Edward I removing the Coronation Stone of Scotland. Illustration by C. L. Doughty

Edward’s problems in Scotland flared up again. It was he who defeated William Wallace but he was involved in an ongoing battle with Robert the Bruce at the time of his death in 1307, leaving his son, Edward II, to continue the campaign.

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