3. Edward I
By Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810–96) – →
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Edward I was born in June of 1239 and died in July of 1307.
His reign as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots led to his title of King of England from 1272 until his death.
His father, Henry III, had been king as well. Durng the Battle of Lewes, Edward was actually a hostage to a rebellious group of barons.
Soon after the war, he joined the Ninth Crusade.
Soon, he learned that his father had died and was crowned. During his reign, Edward was determined to reform common law and the royal administration. He was also focused on different military issues, as many rebellions occurred during his rule.