- Born: Jun 17, 1239, Westminster Palace, Westminster, , England
- Marriage (1): Princess Eleanor OF CASTILE in Oct 1254 1267
- Marriage (2): Queen Margaret after 1290
- Died: Jul 7, 1307, Burgh-On-The-Sands at age 68
Edward was a member of the Royal House of Anjou or Plantagenet. He succeeded his father in 1272. He went to war against the Welsh in 1277 and subdued them by 1283 bringing Wales under English rule. He devoted the rest of his reign to conquering Scotland. Although he temporarily succeeded, he died while on his way to subdue their new king.
He gave the world many new models. He established a parliament that had representatives from the nobility, church and common folk. He restricted the rights of the king to tax and make law without the consent of Parliament. He tryed to tear down the Feudal system giving direction to the modern world. (Wld. Bk, c1988, v.6, p.110)
He had 16 children by his first wife and 3 by his second. His will is as follows: "In the name, &c. We, Edward, eldest son of the noble King of England, make our Will the Saturday next after Pentecost, in the year of our Lord 1272. First, we bequeath our soul to God, to our Lady, and to all the Saints; and our body to be buried where our executors, that is to say, Sir John de Bretagne, Sir William de Valence, Sir Roger de Clifford, Sir Payse de Chautros, Sir Robert de Tiletot, Sir Otes de Graundison, Robert Burnett, and Anthony Bek, shall appoint; who are also to hold the profits of all our lands in England, Ireland, and Gascony, until our children become of age. And if it should so happen (which God forbid!) that our Lord the King, our father, die whilst our children be under age, we will that the realm of England, and all other lands which should descend to our children, remain in the hands of our executors before named, and also in those of our dear father the Archbishop of York, and Sir Rog. and other great men of the kingdom, until they become of full age. And for the dowry of our dear wife Eleanor, &c. In testimony of which we have placed our seal to this Will, having requested John Archbishop of Sur, and Vicar of the Holy Church of Jerusalem, and the honorable fathers, Frere Hugh Revel, Master of the Hospital, and Frere Thomas Brerard, Master of the Temple, likewise to place their seals in witness hereof. Dated at Acre, the Saturday before named, the 18th June, in the year of the reign of the King our Father the 55th."
Edward married Princess Eleanor OF CASTILE in Oct 1254.1267 (Princess Eleanor OF CASTILE was born in 1244, died on Nov 27, 1290 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England 1267.)
Edward next married Queen Margaret, daughter of Philip III King of France and Mary of Brabant, after 1290. (Queen Margaret was born in 1279 1289 and died on Feb 14, 1317 in Marlborough Caslte, Wiltshire, England.)