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Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales

Also Known As: "the Black Prince", "Edward of Woodstock", "Duke of Cornwall", "Prince of Aquitaine"
Birthplace: Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Death: June 08, 1376 (45)
Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England (Illness)
Place of Burial: Canterbury, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward III, king of England and Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of England
Husband of Joan, Countess of Kent
Partner of Edith de Willesford; N.N. Unknown Concubine #2 of Edward of Woodstock and NN Unknown Concubine #3 of Edward of Woodstock NN
Father of Edward of Angoulême; Richard II of England; Sir Roger Clarendon; Sir John Sounders; Edward (died young) and 1 other
Brother of Isabella, Countess of Bedford; Joan of England; William of Hatfield; Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence; Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and 7 others
Half brother of John de Southeray; Jane; Joan; John Baldac and Isabella Plantagenet

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About Edward, the Black Prince

"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 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."


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Edward, the Black Prince's Timeline

June 15, 1330
Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
of, Clarendon, Wiltshire, England
of, Westminster, Middlesex, England
January 27, 1365
Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
January 6, 1367
Bordeaux, Duchy of Aquitaine
June 8, 1376
Age 46
Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England