Edward , the Black Prince
Facts and Events
||Edward , the Black Prince
||Edward of Woodstock
||Edward of England
||3rd Plantagenet Prince of Wales
||15 Jun 1330
||Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandWoodstock Palace
||10 Oct 1361
||Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandWindsor Castle
to Joan of Kent
Cohabitation without marriage formalities?
||5th Plantagenet Duke of Aquitaine
||7 Jun 1376
||Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
||8 Jun 1376
||Westminster, London, England
||9 Jun 1376 (4 Idus Junii)
||London, London, England
||29 Sep 1376
||Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine, KG (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainault as well as father to King Richard II of England.
He was called Edward of Woodstock in his early life, after his birthplace, and has more recently been popularly known as the Black Prince. He was an exceptional military leader, and his victories over the French at the Battles of Crécy and Poitiers made him very popular during his lifetime. In 1348 he became the first Knight of the Garter, of whose Order he was one of the founders.
Edward died one year before his father, becoming the first English Prince of Wales not to become King of England. The throne passed instead to his son Richard II, a minor, upon the death of Edward III.
Richard Barber comments that Edward "has attracted relatively little attention from serious historians, but figures largely in popular history."
- Edward, the Black Prince, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- "The Black Prince" Edward of Woodstock, in Find A Grave.
- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 3 page 172, Volume 3 pages 435 to 437.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 66 to 77.
The will can be read here (in Anglo-Norman).