Tom Stafford, Charles West, et al.

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‘Is it the end of the world?’ remarked one thirteenth-century Welsh poet, when English forces stormed into Wales in 1277. This quote is symbolic of how national identity – the subject of this project - was a matter of life and death, sovereignty and submission, dreams and realities. It is an investigation into how Edward I’s movements around the British Isles were linked inextricably to his promotion of a ‘United Kingdom’, a ‘Great Britain’, by bringing Wales and Scotland under English crown control. Using the locations of castles, borders, revolts and battles, and Edward’s movements between these points, we can visually document how location was used to advance Edward’s ideology and establish him as the avenging overlord of Britain. Many scholars have studied Edward I’s life, before and during...
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