Nickname for King Edward I
1272-1307(note England only)
Or as he preferred to be called 'The Hammer of the Scots'.Persecuted The Jews
and forced them to wear a yellow star to identify themselves(sounds familiar?]He ordered the execution of Hundreds of Jews and finally ordered to have them expelled(over 600 years before hitler
in 1284, Then turned his attention to Scotland
interfering in royal matters that had nothing to do with him. Helped appoint a Puppet King ,John Balliol in Scotland ,A Yes man
,he could control, in his efforts to conquer the Northern Kingdom.
He installed English garrisons in Scottish Castles and Forced The Scottish King to Swear Loyalty to him .A Brutal man who crushed any one who dared oppose him,after stealing the Scots ancient Coronation stone The Stone Of Destiny
and had it placed under his own Throne in Westminster, he thought he had conquered his Northern Neighbour,Of Course he was Wrong!
Enter William Wallace
Who totally Fucked up Longshanks Plans north of the Border,of course he was later betrayed and delivered to Edward and executed in 1305. Longshanks thought at last he had subdued the Scots when up sprang Robert The Bruce
.The Bruce was Crowned King of Scots In open Defiance in 1307. The same year Longshanks died on the Scottish Border whilst en-route to ''crush''his opposer.He was Buried in Westminster Abbey in a lead Casket only to be transferred to a Regal Gold casket only when Scotland was Truly conquered and part of the Kingdom of England .Succeded by his son Edward II
,Later to be thoroughly defeated by the Scots in 1314 at the battle of Bannockburn