During the Baron's War, Edward supported Simon de Montfort before changing sides in favor of his father, Henry III. He defeated Montfort in battle, restoring royal power. He succeeded his father in 1272 and later reformed feudal land law and legislation in favor of the Crown. Wars in France and Scotland mark Edward I's reign. He attacked France in 1297, but had to return due to William Wallaces rebellion. Never being able to fully conquer Scotland, Edward died in 1307, leaving the throne to his son, Edward II.
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