Edward 'the black prince' Of ENGLAND

Male 1330 - 1376  (45 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Edward 'the black prince' Of ENGLAND  [1, 2
    Born 15 Jun 1330  Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Edward Prince Of England 
    Name Edward The Black Prince  [1
    Name Prince of Wales  [1
    Died 08 Jun 1376  Westminster Palace Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Canterbury Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from Blood Royal: Edward was called the Black Prince because of the black armor he wore or because of his temper(Delderfield, Kings and Queens of England, pg. 54). sedgwick (The Black Prince, pg. 27) indicates that the name came about because of his "dreadful deeds in war" but adds that "the name does not appear in recorded history until two hundred years after his death," so a certain explanation may not be forthcoming. Costain, "The Three Edwards, pg 252, reminds us that Edward wore black armor (Sable mail"-a gift from his father) at the battle of Crecy and that he ussed black in his heraldic devices. Edward the Black Prince: His Tomb and Funeral Achievements in Canterbury Cathedral, a booklet published by Canterbury Cathedral, 1987, states that the name "was probable contemporty and alluded to the colour of the livery worn by his retainers."

      Illegitimate Issues:

      John Sounder, believed to be the child of Edith de Willesford. He was "honorable mentioned by (the chronicler) Froissart."

      Roger de Clarendon, who was executed by his cousin, Henry IV

      A daughter who was married to Walaeran de Luxemburg, Count of Ligny and St. Pol.
    Person ID I62681  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2018 

    Father Edward III King Of ENGLAND,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Philippa Of HAINAULT,   b. 24 Jun 1311, Valenciennes Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1369, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Jan 1328  York Minster, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F03104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan The Fair Maid Of KENT,   b. 29 Sep 1328,   d. 08 Aug 1385, Wallingford Castle, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1361  Windsor Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Edward Of ENGLAND,   b. 27 Jan 1365, Angouleme Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1372, Bordeaux Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
     2. Richard II King Of ENGLAND,   b. 06 Jan 1367, Bordeaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1400, Possibly murdered Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F06715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Canterbury Cathedral Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    3. [S02776] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1998, Vol. 152 April.

    4. [S03483] The Spear and the Spindle: Ancestors of Sir Francis Bryan (d. 1550), Kt.

    5. [S03311] Royalty For Commoners - Fourth Edition, Roderick W. Stuart, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc;;).

    6. [S5452] A Who's Who of Your Ancestral Saints, Alan J. Koman, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. - Baltimore).