Here's an excellent example of the craftsmanship that went into 13th-14th century greathelms  *Note: these are the original funerary achievements of Edward of Woodstock.

Here's an excellent example of the craftsmanship that went into 13th-14th century greathelms *Note: these are the original funerary achievements of Edward of Woodstock.

Surrender of King John II of France to Edward the Black Prince of England after the Battle of Poitiers, Hundred Years War

Surrender of King John II of France to Edward the Black Prince of England after the Battle of Poitiers, Hundred Years War

The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales (21 uncle) , oldest son of Edward III (22 gfather), father of Richard II.

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The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales (21 uncle) , oldest son of Edward III (22 gfather), father of Richard II.

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.

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.

Signet ring of the Black Prince.  In 1337, Edward, the Black Prince was created Duke of Cornwall, taking precedence over all earls. Dukedoms were reserved for members of the Royal Family until 1387, when Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, the favourite of Richard II, was created Duke of Ireland for life. De Vere had previously been created Marquess of Dublin for life, making him the first person to hold a dignity of such a rank between Dukes and Earls.

Signet ring of the Black Prince. In 1337, Edward, the Black Prince was created Duke of Cornwall, taking precedence over all earls. Dukedoms were reserved for members of the Royal Family until 1387, when Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, the favourite of Richard II, was created Duke of Ireland for life. De Vere had previously been created Marquess of Dublin for life, making him the first person to hold a dignity of such a rank between Dukes and Earls.

Tomb of Edward The Black Prince (1330-1376), Canterbury Cathedral. Remembered as a great war captain, his greatest victory was at Poitiers in 1356, where he captured the French king, Jean II and his rich baggage.

Tomb of Edward The Black Prince (1330-1376), Canterbury Cathedral. Remembered as a great war captain, his greatest victory was at Poitiers in 1356, where he captured the French king, Jean II and his rich baggage.

Edward, the Black Prince (1330 - 1376). Son of King Edward III and Queen Philippa. He married Joan of Kent and had two sons.

Edward, the Black Prince (1330 - 1376). Son of King Edward III and Queen Philippa. He married Joan of Kent and had two sons.

The Black Princes Ruby, which now forms part of the crown jewels, was presented to Edward, the Black Prince by  Pedro the Cruel of Castile,  in reward for Edwards putting down the revolt of Pedros illegitimate brother, Henry of Trastamara.  	The ruby has a long and fascinating history, possibly originating  from the historic ruby mines in Badakshan in present day Tajikistan, in middle of the fourteenth century it was in the  possession of Abu Said, the Moorish Prince of Granada.

The Black Princes Ruby, which now forms part of the crown jewels, was presented to Edward, the Black Prince by Pedro the Cruel of Castile, in reward for Edwards putting down the revolt of Pedros illegitimate brother, Henry of Trastamara. The ruby has a long and fascinating history, possibly originating from the historic ruby mines in Badakshan in present day Tajikistan, in middle of the fourteenth century it was in the possession of Abu Said, the Moorish Prince of Granada.

Edward, the Black Prince (1330 - 1376). Prince of Wales from 1343 to his death in 1376. He married Joan of Kent and had two sons.

Edward, the Black Prince (1330 - 1376). Prince of Wales from 1343 to his death in 1376. He married Joan of Kent and had two sons.

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