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Edward Plantagenet of Woodstock - (The Black Prince)
 
Edward Plantagenet of Woodstock aka:  - (The Black Prince)
 Edward Plantagenet of York, Duke of York 2 - b. 1373 aka: Edward Plantagenet of Woodstock aka:  - (The Black Prince)
- married: (1) Beatriz - Queen of Portugal & (2) Philippa de Mohun - of Isle of Wight
son of:
Edward Plantagenet III - King of England - & Philippa of Hainault - 1311 - 1369

By his consort, Joan, who in her youth had been named the "Fair Maid of Kent," the sister and heir of John Plantagenet, Earl of Kent, and relict of Sir Thomas Holland, in her right, also Earl of Kent (to which lady the prince was married in the Royal Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle (Berks) on Sunday 10th October 1361), he had two sons, Edward, born at Angoulême on 27th January 1365, who died at Bordeaux, in the sixth year of his age; and Richard, afterwards King Richard II.  



Edward the Black Prince
Edward the Black Prince, 133076, eldest son of Edward III of England. He was created duke of Cornwall in 1337, the first duke to be created in England, and prince of Wales in 1343. Joining his father in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War, he established his reputation for valor at the battle of Crécy (1346). It was apparently the French who called him the Black Prince, perhaps because he wore black armor; the name was not recorded in England until the 16th cent. In 1355 the prince led an expedition into Aquitaine, and in 1356 he defeated and captured John II of France in the battle of Poitiers. Edward became ruler of the newly created English principality of Aquitaine in 1363 and, with his wife Joan of Kent, maintained a brilliant court at Bordeaux. In 1367 he went to the support of Peter the Cruel of Castile and temporarily restored him to his throne by the victory of Nájera. However, the expenses of the war compelled Edward to levy a tax in Aquitaine that was protested by his nobles and by Charles V of France on their behalf. War with Charles resulted, and the prince, though ill, directed the capture and burning of Limoges (1370) with needless massacre of the citizens. By 1372 his bad health forced him to resign his principalities, leaving his brother, John of Gaunt, to attempt the impossible task of holding them for England. The aging Edward III had relaxed his hold on the government, and the Black Prince, aware that he would not live to succeed his father, tried to strengthen the hand of the clerical party against John of Gaunt so that the accession of his son (later Richard II) would be assured. To that end he supported (and possibly directed) the proceedings of the so-called Good Parliament of 1376, which, among other things, impeached two followers of John of Gaunt and removed Alice Perrers, the king's mistress, from court. The Black Prince died shortly thereafter.


Spouses:
Joan Maid of Kent
Children
King of England Richard Plantagenet II - married twice and left no children
Spouses
1. Anne de Bohemia
2. Isabella de France