Edward Longshanks is a campaign in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Lords of the West, based on the exploits of Edward I of England (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum). He was a British King who lead a shattered England to new heights of prestige and fortitude.
Edward I was a tall man for his era, at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), hence the nickname "Longshanks". He was temperamental, and this, along with his height, made him an intimidating man, and he often instilled fear in his contemporaries.
|“||A bitter hostage of rebel barons, Edward Longshanks vows to reclaim his birthright and lead a shattered England to unprecedented heights of prestige and fortitude. A shrewd commander and cunning politician, his merciless methods are effective yet amoral. Follow him as his thirst for power and glory takes him throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and even on Crusade!||”|
|—In-game campaign description|
The campaign is narrated by the son and successor of Longshanks, Edward II of England.
- Alongside The Grand Dukes of the West, the Edward Longshanks campaign is the first campaign in the game to feature the main hero from another campaign as the main antagonist (in this case, William Wallace).
- Due to the chain mail armour design of Edward Longshanks' sprite, it would actually be a more fitting design for Richard the Lionheart, who uses a Paladin sprite in plate armour.