Edward “Long Cross” Coinage, 1272-1327 Edward’s reign almost ended before in began. In 1264, an upstart group of barons captured him and his father, Henry III. For over a year, the king and the prince languished in prison while Simon de Montfort, the head of the rebellion, ruled the country. Then Prince Edward escaped. He gathered up an army of loyalists and marched on the usurpers, defeating and kiling Montfort at the Battle of Evesham, and restoring the Crown to his father. Continue reading
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