His reasoning was that he loved the castle because it symbolised that "Edward I
's project" had failed!
Ed Le Brun, Teacher of the Year nominee, explains Edward I
's campaigns against the Welsh to his Year 11 students
It is thought the ball was launched from a large wooden catapult known as a trebuchet, either from or towards the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle during Edward I
's Siege of Edinburgh in 1296.
They did exist; some were destroyed in the various invasions after 1066; others, like those carted off in wagon loads by Edward I
, were simply dumped by the royal clerks in London.
Wallace and Andrew de Moray were given the title after leading a small Scottish force to victory over Edward I
's large army in 1297.
It tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I
's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword.
The show covers events which are impossible to ignore: The defeat of Edward I
's army by William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Edward's return to retake the castle with the largest siege engine ever conceived, The War Wolf and Robert the Bruce's crushing defeat of Edward II's army at the Battle of Bannockburn.
Appropriately, as we opined in the shadow of Edward I
's bastion, spittoons were sandcastle buckets - not that they saw much action.
Chiefly focusing on the English experience, although some of its papers deal with neighboring combatants (Scots, Welsh, Bretons, and even a Gascon), the volume's articles collectively extend from the reign of Edward I
through that of Richard II [1272-1399] and are about evenly divided between the early and late parts of that time frame.
The Bull is literally a stone's throw from the ancient walls, and it's well worth a stroll around the ruins of the World Heritage listed fortress that was the last of Edward I
Wallace - known as Braveheart - became a hero after he led a Scots rebellion against an invasion by Edward I
's army from England in the late 13th century.
Among the topics are military service and the dynamics of recruitment in 14th-century England, gentry enthusiasm for Edward I
's Scottish campaigns 1296-1307, Welsh knights of the 14th century, Breton soldiers from the Battle of the Thirty in March 1351 to Nicopolis in September 1396, and the English reversal of fortunes in the 1370s and the experience of prisoners of war.