Some Scots are irate about the depiction of Edward I, known as the Hammer of
the Scots, as "a king of Scotland whose achievements were many and his legend
The official website of Buckingham Palace has misinformation, according to
some Scots. Edward I was not a great Scotish king, as portrayed on the
official website, but the "Hammer of the Scots" who invaded Scotland to extend
"King of Scotland? He's a usurper," said Professor Ted Cowan, a leading
Scottish historian. "Edward came in under the guise of a friend, then betrayed
the Scots. He believed he had conquered Scotland, but if so, it was only for
about six months. He's not recognised by anybody as king of Scots, therefore
there cannot be a rebellion against him."
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