Person:Edward, the Black Prince (1)

Edward "the Black Prince" Plantagenet, of Woodstock
Facts and Events
Name Edward "the Black Prince" Plantagenet, of Woodstock
Gender Male
Title (nobility)? from 1330 to 1376 3rd Plantagenet Prince of Wales
Birth[6] 15 Jun 1330 Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandHouse of Plantagenet
Military? 26 Aug 1346 Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, France Combatant of Crécy
Other? 1348 Order of the Garter
Military? 19 Sep 1356 Poitiers, Vienne, France Combatant of Poitiers
Marriage 10 Oct 1361 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, Englandto Joan of Kent
Marriage Cohabitation?
Title (nobility)? from 1362 to 1372 5th Plantagenet Duke of Aquitaine
Military? 3 Apr 1367 Nájera, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain Combatant of Nájera
Reference Number? Q184854?
Will[5] 7 Jun 1376 Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death[6] 8 Jun 1376 Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Probate[5] 9 Jun 1376 London, London, England
Burial? 29 Sep 1376 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Edward of Woodstock KG (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), called the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, and the father of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of Cornwall (from 1337), the Prince of Wales (from 1343) and the Prince of Aquitaine (1362–72).

He was called "Edward of Woodstock" in his early life, after his birthplace, and since the 16th century has 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."

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Edward, the Black Prince. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1.   Edward, the Black Prince, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   "The Black Prince" Edward of Woodstock, in Find A Grave.
  3.   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.
  4.   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. 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).

  6. 6.0 6.1 EDWARD "of Woodstock", in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.