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Edward I at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

King (1239-1307) the king of England from 1272 until his death. He took part in the Crusades, and later established English control over Wales. He tried to do the same in Scotland, but was unsuccessful.//

Edward I at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

King of England (1272-1307). The eldest son of Henry III, he supported his father in a civil war with the barons, contributing to Henry's defeat at the battle of Lewes (1264) but later winning out over the rebels. Edward joined the abortive Eighth Crusade in 1271-72, then returned to England to succeed his father. His reign was a time of rising national consciousness, in which he strengthened the crown against the feudal nobility. He fostered the development of Parliament and played an important role in defining English common law. He conquered Wales (1277) and crushed Welsh uprisings against English rule, but his conquest of Scotland (1296), incl. the defeat of W. Wallace, was undone by later revolts. He expelled the Jews from England in 1290; they would not be readmitted until 1655. He died on a campaign against Robert I, who had proclaimed himself king of Scotland the previous year.

Edward I at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Edward I
n : King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales