Saturday, June 23, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 13th secular

Edward I “Longshanks”, 1272-1307
- able ruler, great lawmaker, the “English Justinian” - 1276-1284, war with Wales, conquering it, and he made his heir the Prince of Wales - 1285-1307, war with Scotland, defeating and capturing William Wallace [”Braveheart”]
- 1293-1303, war with France - 1295, he expelled the Jews from England (and took all their money and possessions) - 1297,  "Confirmation of Charters”, he renewed the Magna Charta along with a provision that no tax would be imposed England without the approval of a parliament

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