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The Hammer of the Scots

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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The news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land. Now he was England's king and a man fit for his destiny. Through all the years of his reign, through stark personal tragedy and chill forebodings as his son grew into a weak, corrupted price, Edward I strove to weld a nation united from England, Scotland and Wales.

When the mighty Wallace raised the Scots in arms and the Welsh Llewellyn strove for power, Edward stood firm to his resolve, still knowing in his heart how much would be lost when his crown passed down to his dissolute son ...

©1978 Jean Plaidy; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 07-11-2018

A mellow jaunt through Edward's family life

Largely focussed on Edward's family as well as his life. Historical deeds often skimmed over in favour of the man beneath the crown and his interactions with his wives and children. Not what I expected, but enjoyed nonetheless