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In order to conquer Wales, Edward taxed all the Jewish moneylenders. When they could no longer pay, they were accused of disloyalty. Edward declared that the Jews were a threat to the country. They were made to wear a yellow patch in the shape of a star, which Adolf Hitler adopted 650 years later.  Over three hundred Jews were taken to the Tower of London and were executed, while others were murdered in their homes. In 1290, Edward forced all Jews To leave the country.

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London

After the winning the Battle of Evesham, Edward pursued the rest of the de Montfort family (his cousins). In 1275, pirates intercepted a ship carrying Eleanor de Montfort (Simon's daughter) on her way to marry Llywelyn the Last. The marriage was arranged, mainly, to antagonise Edward. Eleanor was imprisoned until Llywelyn agreed to Edwards terms of peace. Unexpectedly, Dafydd, Llywelyn's younger brother, started a rebellion in 1282. Llywelyn was killed and Dafydd was captured and killed.

The de Montfort Parliament met. Simon de Monfort, the Earl of Leicester, ordered election of the representatives and this was the forerunner of the modern Parliament.

Edward had 10 children. He had 3 with his first wife, Eleanor of Castille, named Edward, Joan and Elizabeth. He then had 7 with his second wife, Margaret of France. He had two sons, Edmund and Thomas, followed by a daughter named Eleanor after his first wife, followed by Margaret, Mary, Alphonso and Henry.

Edward had 10 children. He had 3 with his first wife, Eleanor of Castille, named Edward, Joan and Elizabeth. He then had 7 with his second wife, Margaret of France. He had two sons, Edmund and Thomas, followed by a daughter named Eleanor after his first wife, followed by Margaret, Mary, Alphonso and Henry.

King Edward was married to Eleanor of Castille (left) from 1254-1290. Eleanor died in 1290, aged 49. In 1299 Edward was married to Margaret of France. Despite the big age difference (Edward, 60 and Margaret, 17) the couple got on well and had 7 children with her.

King Edward was married to Eleanor of Castille (left) from Eleanor died in aged In 1299 Edward was married to Margaret of France. Despite the big age difference (Edward, 60 and Margaret, the couple got on well and had 7 children with her.

Edward I became king after his father, Henry III, died in November 1272. Edward claimed the spot without opposition and the barons swore allegiance to him. He arrived in London in 1274 where he was crowned King at Westminster Abbey.

Edward I became king after his father, Henry III, died in November Edward claimed the spot without opposition and the barons swore allegiance to him. He arrived in London in 1274 where he was crowned King at Westminster Abbey.

Early Life--  King Edward the First was born on June 17, 1239. He was the son of Henry the Third and Eleanor of Provence. There were concerns about his health as a child when he fell ill in 1246, 1247 and 1251. However, he got over these illnesses and grew to 1.88m tall, giving him the nickname 'Longshanks'. When he was just 15 years old, he was married to Eleanor of Castille (13 years at the time) to avoid invasion. Just before the marriage, Henry III gave Edward the duchy of Gascony.

Guy Ritchie, the mockney with a king in the family