Edward, The Black Prince

Edward, The Black Prince Edward, the Black Prince, is not a historical character looked upon with fondness or sentimentality. To many, his reputation represents cruelty, brutality and heartlessness. But there are now those who question this take on his role in history. He still remains a controversial character, of course, but personalities of note would…

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1860– The Prince of Wales  (later King Edward VII) visits the United States for the first time.  Statues of Edward can be found throughout the former empire, such as those in Waterloo Place, London, Centenary Square, Birmingham, Queens Park, Toronto, Franklin Square, Hobart, and outside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Watch this space for our blog on Sulgrave Manor, where we talk about the continued…

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1356– Battle of Poitiers – An English army under the command of Edward the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French King John II.  Edwards victories made him popular, and In 1348 he became the first Knight of the Garter, of whose Order he was one of the founders.  Unfortunately for Edward he died before his father, becoming the first…

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