Mother. Philippa of Hainault. Edward of Woodstock (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376),  known to history as the Black Prince, [a] was the eldest son and heir apparent of King Edward III of England. He died before his father and so his son, Richard II, succeeded to the throne instead.
Edward The Black Prince, (born June 15, 1330, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died June 8, 1376, Westminster, near London), son and heir apparent of Edward III of England and one of the outstanding commanders during the Hundred Years’ War, winning his major victory at the Battle of Poitiers (1356).
Edward of Woodstock (1330-1376 CE), better known as the Black Prince after his distinctive armour or martial reputation, was the eldest son of Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE).
Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince © Although Edward never became king - he died before his father, Edward III - he is remembered as a great medieval military hero, with...
Edward the Black Prince, (born June 15, 1330, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died June 8, 1376, Westminster, near London), Prince of Wales (1343–76).
The Black Prince at the Battle of Crécy. Edward was only 13 years old when he was made Prince of Wales, and a mere 3 years later he had already proven himself in battle. The battle in question was Crécy in North Eastern France in August 1346. It was a total victory for the English and devastating to the French.
Edward became known as the "Black Prince" due to his distinctive black plate armour  and reputation for "savagery as a military commander"; he has been accused of ordering the massacre of hundreds of men, women and children in the sack following the Siege of Limoges in 1370.
Science Photo Library In late summer 1370, the Bishop of Limoges, Johan de Cross - a friend of Edward's and godfather to his son - betrayed the prince and defected to the French. He welcomed a...
The English soldier-statesman Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376) was heir apparent to the English throne. Active in the military affairs of the period, particularly in the English conflict with France, he earned fame as a skillful and valorous fighter.
Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III of England, is born. Mar 1337. Edward the Black Prince is made the Duke of Cornwall giving him significant revenues from the duchy. 1343. Edward of Woodstock, aka Edward the Black Prince, is made the Prince of Wales by his father Edward III of England . 12 Jul 1346.