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Edward I

Overview 

Edward I (1239-1307) King of England. Founded the parliamentary constitution of England. Eliminated the divisive political effects of the feudal system.

Laura Gardin Fraser
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
U.S. Capitol

Edward I marble relief portrait

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: February 05, 2016