In this illuminating biography, W. Mark Ormrod takes a deeper look at Edward to reveal the man beneath the military muscle. What emerges is Edward's clear sense of his duty to rebuild the prestige of the Crown, and through military gains and shifting diplomacy, to secure a legacy for posterity. New details of the splendor of Edward's court, lavish national celebrations, and innovative use of imagery establish the king's instinctive understanding of the bond between ruler and people. With fresh emphasis on how Edward's rule was affected by his family relationships8212;including his roles as traumatized son, loving husband, and dutiful father8212;Ormrod gives a valuable new dimension to our understanding of this remarkable warrior king.
- Biography + Autobiography, History
- Europe / Great Britain, Royalty, Medieval
- Yale Univ Pr
- January 6, 2012
- January 24, 2012
- W. Mark Ormrod