The Strange Story of the Black Prince of Canterbury

Amongst the coffins in the Canterbury cathedral, visitors can find the tombstone of Edward of Woodstock, also known as the Black Prince. The 14th prince was the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. His biography isn’t impressive, but his tombstone with a sculpture of his deceased body and strange epitaph inscribed upon it brought him lots of fame. Who was Edward of Woodstock and why is he known as the Black Prince? Monument to Edward, the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral. (CC BY-SA 3.0) Fame Without…

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