Edward Longshanks: The Braveheart Bad Guy

Edward Longshanks: The Braveheart Bad Guy

Show Video

édouard the first known as Longshanks, for his uncharacteristic. Height was a man among men and, a king among, kings as, a child he was so sickly, that few thought he would survive, to even take the crown but take, it he dips immediately. Displaying, a strength and determination, that had been sorely lacking he quickly established his authority with ruthless suppression. Of rebellion earning, him the nickname the hammer of the Scots and, the adoration. Of all of England in this week's biographic. Sui get up close and personal. With the man who, was Edward. Longshanks the. King of England. Edward. The first future King of England was born at Westminster, Palace in London on June the 17th, 12:39. He was the first born son of King Henry the third and eleanor of provence henry was a great admirer, of previous, King Edward the Confessor, and named, his son in his honor Edward, was not a well child in fact he was so weak that the general consensus, was that he wouldn't survive into adulthood but, survived he did growing into an unusually. Tall and rather robust, teenager, he would eventually grow to a height of six foot two which allowed him to tower over most of his contemporaries it was his unusual, height which would lead soldiers, to refer to him as Longshanks. During, his formative years edward, was groomed to take the mantle of king he was educated by the best scholars and members of the clergy hero, became his physical, weaknesses, to become an able, wielder, of the sword and club as well as a keen student of the arts and languages at the age of 15 edward entered into an arranged marriage with a 13 year old eleanor, daughter of ferdinand, the third of castile the union was precipitated, by the, fear of a Castilian, invasion. Of the province, of Gascony, as part of their marriage contract, Edward received land grants worth fifteen thousand, marks annually, in taxation this, land covered much of Ireland, and Wales, however, the entitlement, that the teenage Prince had was only. In name, as the lands, were still controlled by his father and the income, generated, went not to him but rather to the raw left-hand. Monford, the 6th Earl of Leicester the Earl of Leicester was married, to the King's sister Edward, did benefit from the marriage Alliance on a more personal, level unlike the vast majority of such arranged unions, he and Alan and genuinely cared for each other and that fondness grew into a love that lasted, their entire lives. King. Henry was an extremely, pious man whose main focus as King was on building up the authority, and symbolism, of the, church he devoted himself to rebuilding, Westminster, Abbey putting his energies into this project at the expense of more, pressing, concerns, of state a series, of ill-advised, military, forays each of which ended in failure added fuel to the fire of discontent, with his reign among the nobility attempts, were made to usurp, the Kings authority and wrestle, power away from him the two most powerful noble, factions, at that time with a Salette and cologne, families, who were opposed to each other Henry pushed a policy of neutrality between, the camps in 12:55, however, the 16 year old Edward began siding, with the Soler family, this marked his first act of independence from his father in the following year and we began associating. With what was called the loose in your faction, made up of the half-brothers of his father who were a French origin, this group was largely, despised, by the nobility and had a reputation for being rather, uncouth, and violent, concerns. Were expressed in, the royal court over, the increasing wildness. Of Edwards conduct, when he was with the Lu seniors three, years later a body of nobles drew up a document known as the provisions, of Oxford which, spelled, out a series, of reforms designed to give the Barons much more say in the running of the Kings government the, Baron's were especially opposed, to the influence, of the loosen Yass relations.

Between Henry and his brother-in-law Simon, de Montfort had been strained from the very start Simon, had not sought the Kings permission for marriage to his sister Simon then proceeded, to amass, large debts, naming the King as guarantor, again, without his permission, Simon was at the forefront of the Barons efforts to bring reform, and the pressure imposed eventually, led to the Kings signing the provisions, he was now obligated to seek the counsel of his barons on matters, relating, to the governing of the kingdom as the pressure began to mount on his father Edward remains, loyal to his friends the loosin yawns and took a stance in opposition to the provisions of Oxford but as the reform movement grew in intensity, his, position it shifted, on October 12 59, he announced, that he was supportive, of the goals of the Barons and aligned himself with his father's rival Simon de Montfort in November, 12 59 King Henry embarked, on a voyage to France in his absence Edwards opposition, to his father a group he appointed several of the rebellious, barons to important, positions within the raw court when, news of this reached his father in Normandy he was convinced, that Edward was about to stage an overthrow he, quickly returned to London to reimpose, his position at first the outraged, Henry, refused to even see Edward but finally, the sort of peace was brokered, between them by the Archbishop, of Canterbury, it was decided that Edward was to go abroad which, he did at the age of 21, in November, 1260. He ended up in France where he fell in love with his old pals the Lucien Yuans. Meanwhile. In 1261, King Henry with the backing of the Pope in Rome overthrew, the provisions, of Oxford, they said the Barons to set up their own independent Parliament's, with civil, war looming this noble Parliament it was dissolved, and the noble rebellious, barons they, fled De Montfort himself I left the country but he returned two years later when, the heat had died down the one foot managed to raise a sizable, army and marched on London the, King vacillated, and seemed it ready to give, up his throne it was at this point that Edwards stepped up and began to take control of the situation any, hesitancy, he had previously shown in supporting his father's rule had vanished and he was now staunchly, determined. To restore the Kings dominance, he took control of the king's army and led them in defense of the realm the rebels were ousted from Windsor Castle a compromise, of sorts was reached thanks to the intervention of King bluey the 9th of France who negotiated, the agreements, known as the meze of Amir the, vase between the king and the Barons was short-lived in 1264. Hostilities, broke out once more with the onset, of what history recalls as the second, barons, war once, again the Barons were led by Simon, de Montfort while the forces, loyal to the king were buds of the control of the now 24, year old Prince Edward in the wake of a series of smaller victories, Edward's army met up with the forces of De Montfort at the Battle of Loos on may the 14th, 1264. Things, went, well for the royalist forces as they managed to force the London contingent, of the opposition into retreat but then Edward made the mistake of breaking, off with a portion of his army to chase down the Londoners, when he returned to the main scene of the battle his forces had, been defeated. Edward was taken as a prisoner and held until the following May when he managed to escape over the next few months the rawest forces, steadily wore down the resistance, army the most telling victory, was at the Battle of Evesham on August the 4th 1265.

The Baron's army was ravaged, with many of its leaders being, put to the sort Simon, de Montfort was himself killed, when a Lance was run through his body Edward, then allowed his soldiers, do mutilate, the body including cutting off the testicles, and hanging, them over de Montfort snows such, actions, were strictly, against, the protocol of war which stipulated, that Nobles were to be treated humanely, however, dead would consider de Montfort to be a traitor, and therefore, beyond the rules conduct the last of the rebels made a stand at Kenilworth Castle finally. Surrendering, in accordance with the terms of the dictum of Kenilworth edwards. Decisive, actions and leadership skills during, the barons rebellion, showed him to be a man of action who possessed, the courage ability, and personality to be a great king yes with the rebellion crushed and his father's rulership a shirt he put his focus on an upcoming crusade. King. Louie the 9th of France was planning a crusade to North Africa in order to defeat the Muslims in 1268. Edward left England with a force of around, 1200. Men along, with him was his wife Eleanor after crossing the channel and then the Mediterranean, they arrived at North Sarika you need to discover the French King was dead the result, of a fatal bout of dysentery, Edward, was now the leader of the allied force and he chose to withdraw the fleet to Sicily, however on routes a severe storm decimated, the fleet and the French contingent, decided, to return home rather, than following the French example, Edward decided to forge ahead he, landed at Accra on May the 9th 1271. The, Christian Empire in the Holy Land was under serious threat from the Muslim States with Jerusalem already having fallen in 1244. The Egyptian Mamluks were now threatening, to take Accra, which served as the Christian capital, with a relatively, small force, of men there was little Edward could do to stem the tide of Muslim aggression, the Mamluk warrior King Babar's, had tens, of thousands of men under his command before departing for home however it would played a part in the negotiation. The truce with Baybars once, the treaty was signed he, stayed for a period of time to ensure that its conditions, would be carried out one, night in September of 12 72 an assassin, entered the bedchamber of Edward and Elinor in order to attempt to thrust a poisonous, dagger into the princes on Edward, was able to fend off the attack and kill the assassin legend, has it that Alan, s sucked the poison from, her husband's arm thus saving his life. In. The. Wake of the foiled assassination, plot the royal couple they left the Holy Land upon sailing to sicily edward was given the news that his father the king had, died, edward had been weakened by the poison attack and so now as king of England's he and Eleanor his queen took a leisurely trip home the situation, back in England it was pretty stable so he didn't really see a need to rush back Edward. Made his way home through dirtily and then on to France crossing, the channel in early August of 1274. Edward, was officially, crowned King Edward the first on August the 19th 1274. At Westminster, Abbey when, the crown was placed upon his head a chronicler, reported, that Edward immediately, took it off again and stated, that he would only wear it again when all of the territory that was lost during the kingship, of his father was, returned the new king was 35, years old he was tall muscular and militarily. Adept, he was the man of action that his father had, simply not been you, see he enjoyed the roughest, and most dangerous forms, of hunting such as going after boars and wolves as a younger man he was prone to flying off the handle but age had, restrained his temper by the time he ascended to the throne he, had built a reputation as a loyal friends, and a devoted ruler, however he was also known as a hard man who could be harsh even cruel in the furtherance. Of his own will Edwards, reign it was not going to be a continuation, of his father's week and lenient, rule he immediately set, about re-establishing the dominance, of the crown his other power was son questions, but he saw that in order to retain power he had to institute policies that were popular with the people determined, to prevent a repeat of the civil war that had scarred his father's reign he made lasting, provision, for the lower classes to be represented, in Parliament this, established, the basis of the House of Commons which, today is the predominant, house, in the English political system.

During. First years of his reign Edward focused primarily on streamlining, and reforming, the administration, of his government he then turned his attention to the situation that was occurring in Wales the Prince of Wales luanne in-app CRIF a.m. had been handed the title by King Henry the third in return for agreeing to pay homage to the English crown, Llewelyn however had been an ally of Henry and Edward's enemies Simon de Montfort and set about conquering of the Welsh kingdoms, and was now threatening, to move against England itself edward acted preemptively, leading a force of 10,000. Across the Welsh border however Llewellyn's, unpopularity, at home prevented, him from raising, a sizable army to counter the English invasion in fact, as his army moved up the Welsh countryside Edwards, forces, were strengthened. By the addition, of local Welsh armies who were opposed, to Llywelyn among, those who joined Edward was Llewellyn's, own brother defeat the, upstart was soon deposed and Edward claims large swaths, of Welsh territory, as his own he rewarded a fit by giving him a small parcel of lands now was not pleasing to him and he felt that he deserved much, more for his service to the crown in 1282, defit led a revolt against, the king that was soon joined by his seething brother Llewellyn an angry, Edward responded by invading Wales a second time this time however he was determined to go all out with a three-pronged. Attack from the south east, and the north the English invasion was unstoppable resulting, in these stomping out of the rebellion, and the death in battle of Llewellyn for his party's effort was captured and executed edward. Consolidated. His victory in Wales by constructing, a series of castles, throughout the lands the most impressive was at Caernarfon it, was here that Edwards, son and future heir Edward ii, was born in 1284, the now vacant title of Prince of Wales was bestowed upon the child and since that time the heir to the British throne has, been given that title in a ceremony, that is held at conovan Castle when, it came to foreign relations, Edward did his best to maintain peaceful, relations, with his European counterparts despite, the fact that Philip, the third of France was his cousin relations, between the two powers were under, constant tension when Philip died in 1285, Edward crossed the channel in order to pay homage to the new, French King Philip the fourth he did not return to England until 1289, spending much time in the Duchy of Gascony which, was one of his possessions in, 1287. Edward took the cross for the second time intending, to stage another far more successful, crusade, to retake the holy lands from the Muslims he knew that success, in this enterprise depended, on the stitching together of a truly international. European alliance towards, that end he expended, much effort trying to preserve, peace among the powers Edwards, long absence, from London had thrown the government into confusion, and chaos he, returned to discover the corruption, was rife and was forced in disgust, to expel many of his judges and ministers, all of them the 28th 1290, felon had died after suffering a protracted, illness that may have been malaria, she was just 48 years of age having spent 35, of them at Edwards side the king was distraught, at the loss of his wife he became a hardened, man in the wake of her loss more bitter and brooding. In nature. Edwards. Campaign against the well should imposed huge, financial burdens, upon its nation taxes, were the main way to meet those expenses, and a prime source of that taxation were the Jews of England Edward tax the Jews far more heavily than any other group in 1279, he ordered the arrest of all the heads of Jewish households, throughout the country about 300. Of them were put to death the following year all Jews were ordered, to attend special sermons, preached by Dominican, friars in order to convert, them to Christianity then, in 1290, Edward issued the Edict of expulsion by which all Jews were kicked out of England it wasn't until 16 56 that the Jewish ban in England was finally, lifted. From. 1290, onward Edwards attention was focused on troubles in Scotland following the death of Alexander the third in 1286, Scotland's, was governed in the name of his granddaughter, Margaret, King Edward had made the suggestion that his eldest surviving son Edward, of Karneval Margaret, should be united, in marriage bringing, about the union of England and Scotland before, this could happen though Margaret, died the Scottish throne was. Now in dispute with a number of claimants the English King was asked to play the role of arbitrator, and Edward, agreed but on the condition that the claimants, accept him as their overlord in 1292, he awarded the throne to John Balliol who was crowned as the new king it didn't take long however for the Scottish people to resent, the jurisdictional, control that Edward held over their country John was deprived of all his power and the Scots formed an alliance with France by, this time England's relations, with the French had deteriorated things, had come to a head when Philip the fourth refused to restore the Duchy of Gascony to, Edward, in 1293, Edward, declared war on France at the very time that the Scots had united with Scotland to make a bad situation worse, the Welsh chose this time to rise in rebellion King, John of Scotland gathered his forces in, March of 1296.

Edward, Mustered, his forces and again marched into battle many Scottish Nobles including Robert the Bruce sided, with Edward whose first, target city was, the City of Berwick it, turns into a brutal, massacre, of the Scots with many people being killed next, target was the castle at Dunbar despite. Having the higher grounds the Scottish defenders, were routed on April, the 27th, 1296. The Scottish army was virtually, wiped out allowing, Edward to quickly, take a succession. Of castles, all that remained was for King John to surrender on July the 2nd John sent a pleading letter to Edward begging forgiveness and, mercy, Edward, accepted, but only after subjugating, John to a series, of humiliations. Including, having the Scottish coat of arms torn from his sir coat he was then thrown into the Tower of London but, Edward wasn't finished with Scotland's, he was determined to stamp out any vestiges, of Scottish independence and, to absorb its people into the English Kingdom he demanded oaths of fealty from all Scottish Nobles, magnates. And either refused to do so were hunted down as outlaws. After. Conquering the Scots Edward returned south he now had to focus on issues with the French, however the masses in Scotland were not ready to subject, themselves to the heel of Edward Longshanks resistance. Grew under three divergent. Leaders in the southwest Robert the Bruce emerged as the head of a gathering of nobles and church leaders in the Northeast the struggle, was spearheaded, by Andrew, Murray and in the center of the country forces. Were being gathered, by an obscure, member of a noble family named, William Wallace in 1297. Wallace, murdered the English sheriff of lanark William de historic, this act United, the disjointed, pockets of resistance into, a full-blown. Rebellion, two, months later with the situation, reaching a crisis, point Edward, was forced to send his left tenants, in to deal with the situation, meanwhile, he had his own battle to fight in Flanders, in France, even, though we didn't want his conquest, of Scotland to run Ravel he also knew that abandoning, planned French invasion would only strengthen. The rebels hand as, things turned out the British underestimated. The strength of the Scottish resistance what, appeared to be a Scottish, attempted, and negotiated. Surrender, was in fact a ruse to allow Wallace more time to gather his army with his army strength and Wallace managed to push the English from five per share and Dundee the climactic battle occurred at Stirling, Bridge the, English outnumbered, the Scots six to one but when the leader of the first vanguard, hugh decreasing, him was reputedly, struck down by wallace himself thousands, following turn and fled while this went on to exploit the terrain and generally, outmaneuver, the british to win a resounding, victory, Wallace quickly led his ever-growing forces. To overthrow, the remaining English outposts, in Scotland he then crossed the border and invaded English territory after taking Northumberland's. He reached as far south as Cockermouth, with this it, was time for Edward to take control of the situation personally, in 1298, the king's army gathered Roxburgh, with the king joining, them in early July he marched north with 17,000. Men by now Wallace had returned to Scotland Edward was determined, to hunt him down though Wallace, however he was not keen to engage the King and drew the monarch further north the Scots had stripped the lands leaving the English with no food and a stretched-out supply, line with his army disintegrating. Edward had a stroke of luck when, intelligence. Was received that Wallace and his men were stationed, far Kirke about 20, miles away the King immediately set his army and the erection of our the, Scots they were surprised, but they were in a strongly, entrenched position, in the end though the strength of the English infantry, and cavalry assaults, was too much for the Scottish army and they were torn to pieces while. It's managed to escape and let pockets of resistance for, the next seven years but, the English they were able to re-establish dominance. Over Scotland in 1305. William, Wallace was finally, captured by the English it was taken to London where it was hung drawn, and quartered. However. This wasn't the end of the Scottish problem for Edward in 1306. Robert the Bruce assassinated. Rival for the throne which had been vacant for 10 years, he then had himself crowned King, of Scotland he was quickly defeated in battle with the English after which he went into hiding only to return in 1307, to conduct hit-and-run, raids on English fortresses, Edwards, now in failing health was still determined to bring up this latest, Scottish, rebel to heal he again gathered his army and headed north on the journey to Scotland however the King contracted, dysentery on the morning of July the 7th 1307.

He Died just a few miles short of the Scottish border it is said that he left instructions with his son for the flesh to be boiled from his body and his bones to be preserved, then every, time the Scots should rebel against him his son would carry with him the bones of his father instead, his body was taken back to London where it was placed in a plain tomb in Westminster, Abbey 700, years later that, tomb is still on display reminding. Visitors of, the strength and authority of, one of England's most impressive. Monix so, I really hope you found the video interesting, if you did please do give us a thumbs up below don't, forget to subscribe for brand new videos every day of the week also got another channel it's called today I found out we do actually daily, videos on that channel exploring, all manner, of interesting. Things please find our link to that on the screen now as well as below this video and as always thank. You for watching.

2019-03-13 08:17

Show Video


Could you do more kings and queens of England? These are my favourite types of video!

Hey, how about a Tunisian Leader or general, like Bourgeba or General Hannibal. I'd love to see something about my country !

Are you not English because that's two battle place names spoken wrongly by yourself and I'm not yet halfway through the video....

Please make a biography about Ibn Batuta, thank u

Please do General Franco please

1:55 what's wrong with your eyes, your highness?

My man looked like Shaggy

Darn, he was an interesting guy.

Ned kelly!.....not as well known,but that dude had a set of "STONES"!

1:55 That dude looked bat-$h!t crazy.

I won't give you too much of a hard time for this but I will say your pronunciation of Welsh names is totally incorrect

He killed my great great great great great great great great great great great Grandfather!

You left out the Eleanor Crosses. She died somewhere in the north so her body had to be moved back south to be buried in London. Edward wanted this done as quickly as possible so they rushed her south but had to stop 12 times. Edward then had a cross erected at each of these sights as 12 monuments to his departed loved one. I think only 3 of them still stand today.

Why do you kept saying British place names wrong....Berwick is pronounced berik not bur-wick

Please make a video about Louis XIV.

Gaah! What is this "obligated"? That's NOT a word! Please, please, stop murdering the English language. What is wrong with you!

Powerfull leader! Brutalize your enemies as bad as you can! Respect!

Ps: Could you do Richard the lionheart or Yes and no as he was know in his lifetime? Please?? ✌️

Generally good ... but it's pronounced Eve-sham not Evsham.

1:55 lol

Pedo king.


Wow very informative! But still support the Scots!

What a heroic king... Banishing the Jewish plague from England, to ensure no more wells are poisoned and no more children are raped and bled to death by Juden Rabbis.

Do one on Subhas chandra bose

The artwork of this time was hilarious. I have no idea what they were thinking..

Such a travesty this channel doesn't get millions of views per video

Please do George Washington.

Cockermouth !!

Patrick McGoohan is Edward I!!!

There's a difference between ENGLAND & Great Britain.

Terry Brigden Henry I, Henry II, Richard the lion, John, Edward I, Edward II...

Terry Brigden I like the original Olde English.

Frank Lucas not really the English rule the all of Great Britain ...

If he could see England now, I’m sure he’d think we’d lost a war with Africa or the Middle East.

Me waiting for the part where the French Princess/his daughter in law (Isabella of France) whispers in his ear on his dying bed

LOL. Baron Simon de Monfort teabagged himself.

Aye, bit what're th' pumpin' sassenach aff tae dae whin we vote fur independence 'n' side wi' oor auld pals th' french. That wis ainlie round yin ye ken.



Great Video! A++


Unusual height? Were his parents pretty tall as well?

Lol Cockermouth. Funny names are funny.


Can you do Louis XIV & John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough plz

Do Oskar Schindler next please!

I'd much rather watch a documentary. This is boring the hell out me. Click...

MacArthur, Eisenhower, Nimitz plz

7:20 -Balderdash- *Balsurstache*

Do one on Ivar the Boneless or maybe Alfred the Great!!!

What's up with the Sarah Sanders eyes at 14:45???

Mr. Whistler, the correct term for the past tense of when someone is suspended by a rope around their neck until dead is, "hanged" not, "hung".

You ended this excellent video too soon. You should have continued to the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce soundly beat the English under Longshank’s son, Edward Il.

What is that incredible statue at 12:36?

VSauce what happened

You should make a video about Heinz Guderian.

Tell Me... What advice would you offer on the present SITUATION......??????!!!!!!!

15:55 "At the very time that the Scots had united with Scotland".

Too many haters here I suspect hungup on Mel Gibson's tale. Braveheart won academy awards for best picture, director and cinemotography (from you know from all the homophobes/antisemites in Hollywood) not because it was very realistic, just entertaining escapism. Same way I enjoy a Roman Polanski movie, Woody Allen or Harvey Weinstein production. I just forget the personal lives and get lost in the imagination for which was paid.

Donald Trump's ads are always on your vids.

14:30 - 14:37 & 14:45 based

Edward Longshanks a guy so famous the only reason we care about him is because he's the enemy of William Wallace

When that have been crazy if they actually did boil him to bones.

As 'decimated' these days seems to have multiple meanings, you should stop using it.

I've got a longshank

11:36 Do you say Homage or (H)omage? How do you pronounce it? I pronounce it similar to the latter ‘ohmage’

Middle east politics 1200s edition.

Seems to me he is missing a word after his name and a the. Starts with G.

You should be Tim McVey

Another phenomenal video. I could listen to Simon read the phone book (remember those?). ALL DAY

Teenage Rebellion is way more dangerous when your the son of a monarch.

Another great video, Whistler. Keep up the good work!

Your Avatar's hilarious!

According to records, William Wallace was indeed "drawn and quartered". Whether or not he was "hung" is likely a subject on which very few people could testify. He was however "hanged" along with the preceding other forms of punishment.

He wouldn't remain "hung" for long after capture. Rumour is Edward liked to have a chap's wedding tackle removed.

14:50 yo Edward is a man after my own heart. Except he waited too long to bring the Jews back. You borrow 300 gold from the Jews, expel them, then welcome them back on your next ruler, repeat ag nausium. (Ck2 memes, no antisemitism intended)

It's almost like my last name is relevant for once... (Except, ya know, Wales sorta lost.)

2:00 who drew that? LOL

I love English history.  it's so fascinating.

Didn't Robert the Bruce eventually defeat the English army?

Can you please do one on the Swamp Fox (Francis Marion) ?

19:24 looks like FDR

What the horse? Anyways i like truman over fdr, he did a better job

Too much is just too much! Calling a rabid bloody AntiSemite an impressive English monarch is truly INSANE!

Oy Vey!

Because an English monarch in the 13th century's duty is to the Jews. Right. You gottta be trolling.

Evil minds like his are "no big deal", for most people, unless you're the one on the short end of the stick!

When the Scots united with Scotland?

Cockermouth and you kept a straight face kudos to you sir

He was a bad ass king...

The pronunciation of many English and Scottish towns is just awful

A marvelous king for the English translates to a vicious tyrant to the Welsh and Scots. And I rather wish you had completed the description of the treatment of the Jews by explaining what happened to their property.

Lol Cockermouth

Damn you murdered the Welsh name! Llewelyn (not even going to try an explain what you got wrong there but since it isn't a sound in English I suppose I'll forgive you) ap (well done you got the two letter word perfect, incidentally this mean of as in son of) Gruffudd (pronounced Griff-ith ... more or less, again technically it isn't a sound in English but th is good enough... you know like name Griffiths ;). A U in Welsh is prounounced like an E, I or Y in English.

The real bad guy was Mel Gibson


One you should do is Major General Patrick Cleburne, the Irish Private from the Royal Army who became the best Division Commander in the Confederate Army, opted for freeing the Slaves in exchange for their fighting for the South, and generally scaring the religion back into the North.

Dom Pedro I, first Emperor of Brazil PLEASE

When you go so far south that you reach cockermouth, there’s really no need to go further

Can you please do Otto Skorzeny?

9:44 derp

"The trouble with Scotland... ...is that it's full of Scots."

+Douchestin Source? The last article I can find said Scotland took in 2,000 Syrian refugees, our population is over 5,000,000, that's 0.04% of the population, so if you could either delete your retarded comment or tell me which racist forum you got your info from that'd be nice.

PhantomFilmAustralia now it’s full of immigrants

LOL - Cockermouth

History is always written by the winners. Hard to hear this from an English guy. Lol joking

The amount of research and preparation put into these videos combined with Simon's engaging style of presentation make this channel into so much more than just biographies! I notice you delve into some lesser-known details about your subjects, and I always learn something new. Bravo.

all these mentions of 'the British', britian didnt exsist for another few hundred years, christ how can he not know this

The trouble with Scotland is that it's... ___________ .

Wow, the Scots United with Scotland 15:55. Who was more confused? The Scots or Simon?

Cool channel !! Do Johannes Gutenberg ! The father of printing presses

Has there been a bio made of william wallece. Sorry if my spelling is wrong

Liked this video for the solution to the Jewish question.

How much did mum get from that picture.?

Ber-wick? How long has Simon been out of Britain?

Your pronunciation of a lot of the the names and places is awful "Berwick" for example is said like an American. Don't do any videos with "Warwick" or "Daffyd" in them. I really saddens me that these videos are so targeted at Americans and that they are so full of misinformation and mispronunciation.

You need to do a video about Prince Edward, the Black Prince. He was a major figure in the wars against the French and was the great grandson of Edward Longshanks.

I had a difficult time watching the video because I kept focusing on the white piece of lint on the left side of Simon's vest. I kept hoping someone would notice and flick it off.

I get the same sinking feeling at 2:00 that I got when I saw moto moto for the first time, I know this is going to become an unsatisfying and yet popular meme... not if but when.

Brave hearts antagonist you surely meant within the title? King's are nothing special! They are born into their place no better nor different than a Worm born under the great weight of a Rock!

The Welsh asked for a prince that could not speak English to be their prince and Edward I invested his infant son (who was so young that he couldn't speak at all) with the title of prince of wales.

One of the best channels on YouTube

Did Prince William go through this ceremony

If I may request, Hank Williams would make an interesting video.

He was named after Edward the confessor, England's saintly king. He is the first French descended English King with an English name ever.

What's with all the soddin adverts?Christ,every 10-15 seconds of the same crap

Braveheart is one of my favorite movies. I had my family tree done and found out Edward 1 is in my tree. No wonder I am an asshole

Was that bit about him throwing his son's homosexual lover out a window to his death true in the least?

Dude I bet the Scots don't like this video. They still have pictures of Wallace all over the damn place and don't take kindly to even light criticism of him.

The poison wasnt the only thing she sucked tho lmao

Heheh... heheh... He said "Cockermouth"... heheh

Now do Francisco Franco.

Was Edward's son really gay or was that just in the movie?

Edward Longshanks would make for a good porn name

The "West" SHOULD have come to aid of Finland in1939 and helped more than "bloody the nose" of the Bolshevics...!!!!

I'm wondering what "the Scots united with Scotland" at 15:57 is supposed to mean? That the group unified? But that would be "the Scots unified", and "with Scotland"part of the sentence is confusing and meaningless. But I'm also wondering if that was supposed to "the Scots unified with France", the frequent ally?

Age of Empires 2 anyone ?

Great video--nice to learn about the figure without the "English baaaad!" swerve.

Wasn't he also the inspiration for the character of Bittersteel from A Dance with Dragons?

The problem with Scotland, is that it is full of Scots.-Longshanks

He probably said the same about us Welsh, the prick.

The Jews were expelled for their Blood Libel Rituals. Just saying.

You need a Pinochet episode.

“Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot but look at him now! Alcoholic and a racist” – Frankie Boyle

You guys should do Carlos Hathcock .

Your pronunciation is awful, Balliol, Berwick, Lanark, Falkirk etc. And British? You mean English. And earlier the “English Parliament" is the British Parliament! I love your videos, but please, get the details right!

Long shanks. Medieval porn star?

Who else laughed at Cockermouth?

Why do you mispronounce English & Scottish place names?

Please cover William Wallace

The man created the House of Commons,he wasnt that bad of a guy. Hollywood butchered that whole story!

Having a huge debt and terrible economy? Simple solution: Kill the Jews, seize their assets and ban them from your land. One of the worst recurring themes in medieval history.

You look like the X Ambassadors front man

18:33 British? You mean English

Would you do a video on General Charles "Chinese" Gordon?

He wasn't even the tallest king in English history

Nice try with the Welsh names, they're not easy, so you were brave to attempt them. Just a heads up, in Welsh a "Double DD" is pronounced as "th", so "Davidd" is pronounced "Dah-vith, not "Dah-veed". Gruffudd" is pronounced "Gruh-futh", not "Griff-eye-an", it's where the surname "Griffiths" comes from :D

Sorry Simon but Mel Gibson would not lie to us. Scotland is free because of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. The 90's were all facts

Its called the battle of Lewes (pronounced Lewis), not the battle of Loos...lol. Just saying.

Most impressive anti-Semites.

Sad how historically inaccurate “Braveheart” is.

Don’t let the truth get in the way of an excellent movie!

Eww imagine living in a time where disintery killed the king of France

Love.  Please do more English monarchs, especially their wives. And Russia's Catherine the Great, please.

Gotta say Edward has snazzy hair in his old English portraits

He pulled an Oregon Trail?!

Might I suggest Kurt Cobain or Dave Grohl?

Can you do Freddie Mercury please

"hmmm they look quiet optimistic, maybe they do want to fight" - best braveheart quote ever

At 2:55 I caught the impossible cover, wonder if the artist got punished for that error, or has it ever even been noticed.  Look at the 4 pole bearers and the way each is connected to the cloth above.

With a name like Longshanks, no wonder his wife fell in love lol

Simon as a Brit your pronunciation of British place names is almost american. Evesham (Eve-sham) not Eversham, Berwick is Berrick as the w is silent similar to Warwick or Norwich, The a in Falkirl is long as the a in all. But the House of Commons in the English Parliament? Don't you mean the British Houses of Parliament?

Can you do a Video on Aneurin Bevan? Founder of the NHS. Love all your videos guys!

Longshanks is a pretty legit male pornactor name. How about Fernando Longshanks


Y’all should watch Outlaw King, it’s actually really good but you will be seeing Chris Pine’s dick just warning y’all

Hindu and Islamic scholars, please.

I would love to see you guys do a video on Davy Crockett, the frontiersman turned politician turned freedom fighter.

"What advice would you offer on the current situation?" *throws dude out the window

We Scots have NEVER united with Scotland! 15:56

Maybe do one on Christopher Hitchens?

now a video of robert the bruce!

Edward's son was born in Wales because as part of the agreements after the Welsh rebellion Edward promised that he'd only give the title of Prince of Wales to someone who didn't speak English and had been born in Wales something his son fitted as he was born in Caernarfon Castle and as a baby didn't speak English because he didn't speak at all yet, thus, Edward cleverly kept his word but got the outcome he wanted. Evesham is my home town and it's Eve-sham not ever sham no r it's a English town getting it right shouldn't be hard.

How about one on Robert the Bruce and his try and try again attitude?

The Princes of Wales (The Welsh equivalent of King) are also very interesting stories.

That's my quote on Ned kelly the Australian outlaw

Who are you quoting?!

+mezsh he got Derby wrong in another video, he is British ffs

same with a few of the Scottish place names too, shame really seems lazy when the rest of the contents so good

I'll forgive him for the bad Welsh pronunciations, as they are exremely difficult if you don't know the language and/ or sounds, but yes, he goofed on Berwick.

Myriaddsystems According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary obligated is a word so maybe he’s speaking American English and that’s why his pronunciation of all the English and Welsh and Scottish towns is apparently terrible.

Mrs Bishop's Doggy Deli add to it the strange pronunciation for Lewes.

And the Welsh! We have the unfortunate privilege of being the very first "English" colony. ;(

Love, LOVE your videos!  They are perfect for quick briefs.  I really enjoy that!

18:47... Teee Heee!

So many mistakes, terrible pronunciation, and calling Edward "impressive"? Terrible video.

15:55 Edward declared war on France at the very time the Scots had united with Scotland?!?!?

He took their FREEEEEDOMMM

Ludwig van Beethoven? Anyone???

Well, the Scots were given the option to leave and voted to stay Longshanks: 2 Wallace: 0

Yes do william wallace

So, the house of commons in the predominant 'House in the English system'. Also your grasp of history is very poor, english history that you preach is awful. You should also learn some basic pronunciation and as ever england is British, not once but twice

Fun fact: he's actually Edward IV


Too much camera time is spent on your face...

No Andrew Murray that fought alongside Wallace is not a tennis player

Age of empires 2 brought me here

Most popular yt-er: *screams and says nonsence* -million views biographies: saying things that are usuful- couple k views le world is wow

You have once again returned to the horrible grammatical error of repeating pronouns (which are IN PLACE OF NOUNS) when you have already used the nouns (either common or proper nouns). Please stop doing this! Get an ordinary English teacher/tutor to review the scripts—please!!

dude as a Welsh man hearing you butcher the prince's name makes my blood run cold lol

can you the Hawaiian historical monarchs.

Anyone else find it interesting that every great man or infamous man seemed to have one thing in common? A hatred of ((them))

I feel like Simon's anglocentricity showed a little in this video.

What's up with Edward's nose in these paintings? Did the artwork degrade or did someone cut off his nose at some point? I'm mostly descended from Scottish, Irish and English. I've never visited the land of my ancestors, but you have to admire the tenacity of both the Scots and the English. I for one think it's more important to be resilient and gritty than anything else. Many in America would rather be post-modern and glorify lowering standards and barriers to allow for more inclusion. Without tough standards, toughness is difficult to engender. Without toughness, it's only a matter of time and circumstance before everything falls apart.

Your pronunciations are terrible


Harry s. Truman

Sorry. I missed the part about burning civilians alive. How many times did he exterminate an entire village by surrounding and incinerating everything without warning? Longshanks referred to his stupid sideburns,

Just think what Gascony would be like now as a part of the UK.

Impressive monarch... but still a traumatized asshole monarch. I'd have hated his guts too... As usual a like from me buddy!

I would recommend you do Bob Denard, the last dog of war, a Mercenary who's coup operations outed Zanzibar president 3 times and he was involved in more than 7 coups around the world in 9 different countries.

Edward was my favorite king because he expelled the Jews. I wish the Queen could do that today.

I wondder what he would have made of jews that live in Scotland now also.

Hey Simon, you should do a video about Dante Alighieri

Other news