Edward I King of England
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 1
British royalty, the son of Henry III, whom he succeeded in 1272. He devoted most of his reign attempting to conquer Scotland, but at the same time consolidated the power and authority of the British Isles. A legal reformer, he codified statutes already in effect.
Handsome, tall at 6 ' 2", tough and athletic, he was a knight of the first order. Brave and imposing, he was a good strategist in battle.
In October 1254, at the age of 15, he entered into an arranged marriage with ten-year-old Eleanor, the daughter of the King of Castile. They were happy and fruitful with 15 kids. She died in late 1290. In September 1299 he married Margaret, the sister of the King of France, 43 years his junior.
Edward named his eldest son Prince of Wales in 1301; the boy later ruled as Edward II.
While on a journey north to fight the Scots, Edward died of dysentery at Burgh-on-Sands 7/07/1307.