In the south and central portions of the country, Anglo-Norman barons, called Marcher lords, managed to subdue and pacify the Welsh tribesmen, but in the north the situation was different.
There, a line of Gwynedd princes high in the mountains of Snowdonia refused to submit to the English yoke.
While en route to England, he received word that his father was dead and he was now king in his own right.
On August 2, 1274, the new king landed at Dover after an absence of four years.
Simon de Montfort, leader of the baronial opposition, led an open revolt that defeated the king at the Battle of Lewes in 1264.
The prince captured Nazareth, scoring a moral victory by liberating the hometown of Jesus Christ, but his forces were too small to consolidate his gains.
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A strong ruler, he was a man blessed with a strong sense of duty.
Soon the limb swelled, and the foul-smelling flesh grew black. Handicapped by the lack of medical knowledge at the time, the doctors were baffled and lost hope.
But one brave physician cut away the blackened tissue and hoped for the best. The next year, 1272, a truce was arranged between Baybars and the Crusaders, enabling Edward to go home at last.