Tag Archive: Battle of Poitiers

Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work?

Edward The Black Prince

A newly discovered letter that has lain unread for over 600 years is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation, writes Luke Foddy. He was the superstar of his age, winning his spurs in battle aged just 16. But the reputation of Edward of Woodstock – or the Black Prince,…

MAP #43: The Battle of Tours 732

Battle of Tours 732

October is a battle weary month in the Middle Ages with no fewer than six major battles! This month we are going to discuss a couple of the battles. In this episode we are going to look at the Battle of Tours in 732. The Battle of Tours pitted the Frankish Christian army led by…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 02 – The Black Prince

In this episode of the Medieval Archives podcast we discuss Edward of Woodstock. Prince Edward, ‘The Black Prince” was the oldest son of King Edward III. He proved to be an exceptional military leader during the Hundred Years War. We discuss his personal life, his outstanding military career and the major campaigns he fought. We…