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The Jews became the chief source of credit for the King and his Barons ... Edward decided to expel the entire Jewish population from his realm – some two to three thousand Jews. Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagenets II, BBC 2014
On 18th July 1290 King Edward I expelled the Jews from England. Simon Schama, The Story of the Jews II: Among Believers, BBC 2013
England’s own home-grown Caesar – Edward I. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Nations, BBC 2000
Edward could be called the first really English King. ibid.
Early in his reign Edward, perhaps acting from religious conviction, outlawed money-lending, and so put most of England’s Jews out of business. He then forced them to wear yellow felt badges of identification ... A year after his invasion Edward arrested all the heads of the Jewish households, and hanged nearly three hundred in the Tower. ibid.
It was Scotland that was destined to be on the end of Edward’s power games. ibid.
Just as he had ripped the heart out of the Welsh sense of independence by carrying off their sacred relics, Edward now took the Stone of Scone, the symbol of the independent Scottish Crown, to Westminster. ibid.
Castles have been part of our landscape for a thousand years, arriving as a tool of Norman invasion they spread to the furthest corners of England. Sam Willis, Castles: Britain’s Fortified History II: Kingdom of Conquest, BBC 2014
Edward I ... what followed was a struggle of epic sieges and terrifying weapons to determine the future of the kingdom. ibid.
King Edward fielded the largest army since 1066 against this prince of Wales. ibid.
Edward I’s new fortresses had a colonial town built into them. ibid.
A castle within a castle ... Beaumaris offered him something unique. ibid.
Castles were enormously expensive ... Beaumaris was never actually finished. ibid.
This time turning north for Scotland: in 1296 Edward invaded. ibid.
It’s so elaborate it can only be for show. A nice bit of bling in rural Sussex. ibid.
This castle is all about Edward I’s stamping English power in a ring right round Snowdonia. Dan Jones, Secrets of Great British Castles IV: Caernarfon s1e4, Channel 5 2015
This castle was built by a man whose ambitions were truly imperial: King Edward I, conqueror of Wales and hammer of the Scots. Monarchy by David Starkey s1e5: A United Kingdom, Channel 4 2004
But the second Edward, unconventional and self-indulgent, reopened the old debate about royal power; his weaknesses brought the monarchy to the brink of disaster and may have inflicted a uniquely horrible death on the king. Nor was it all gore and glory. ibid.
Wales was crushed under the heel of a brutal military occupation. ibid.