Death of Edward I of England

Edward Longshanks died on July 7th, 1307. 

Portrait in Westminster Abbey, thought to be of Edward I

The son of a weakling father and in turn the father of a weakling son, Edward I was one of the most formidable and effective of all English kings. Standing six foot two inches tall, he had an impressive presence and a ferocious temper, and contemporaries apparently had no difficulty in believing the story that one unfortunate man died of sheer fright in his presence. He had been named Edward by his pious father, Henry III, in honour of Edward the Confessor, but there turned out to be little resemblance.

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