Tag Archive: Black Prince

Philippa Of Hainault: Mother Of The English Nation by Kathryn Warner

Philippa Of Hainault book

Philippa Of Hainault written by Kathryn Warner, is the first biography of a remarkable and influential English queen. The wife of King Edward III, Philippa was queen during some of the most historic events in English history. The couple married in 1328 and within 20 years England was embroiled in the Hundred Years War and…

The Queen appoints new members to the Order of the Garter

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The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by Henry III in 1348. Henry, his son Edward, The Black Prince and 24 other Knights were the founding members. Since inception, the order only allows 24 living members besides the King (or Queen) and the Prince of Wales Normally new Knights are appointed on St…

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,…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

MAP#30 – Peasant’s Revolt of 1381

When Adam delved and Eve span, Who then was the gentleman? The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 was one of a number of popular revolts in late medieval Europe and is a major event in the history of England. Led by Wat Tyler the peasant’s rose up against the ruling class. Were they successful? Or did…

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is Now Available!

Actually the game has been available in the UK since last fall. But it is now available in the US market. I did a review of the game that you can view here -> Great Battles Medieval Review The review includes numerous screenshots and some videos. I would recommend this game to anyone. It is…

Review: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is a Real Time Strategy game set during the Hundred Years’ War. It features different conflicts between England and France and allows you to play as either the English or the French. The English campaign is designed for beginners and you have the opportunity to fight as the Black Prince or…

Great Battles Medieval – interview with Iain McNeil

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…