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Edward the Black Prince (Edward of Woodstock)

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Born: 1330 AD
Died: 1376 AD, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Prince

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1330 - Born on June 15th in Woodstock, England. Edward, Prince of Wales, known as "The Black Prince", the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainaut.

1333 - He was made Earl of Chester.

1337 - Was made Duke of Cornwall, being the first duke ever created in England.

1338 - Was the nominal warden of England during his father's absences abroad.

1343 - He was created Prince of Wales.

1346 - His real career begins, however, with Edward III's Norman campaign.

1349-1350 - He was one of the original Knights of the Garter, and participated in his father's chivalrous adventures at Calais and in the battle of Winchelsea.

1355 - He was sent to Gascony at the head of an English army, having been appointed his father's lieutenant.

1361 - In October, Edward married his cousin Joan, Countess of Kent, the daughter and heiress of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent.

1376 - His last public act was to inspire the attack on Lancaster's influence made by the Good Parliament.

         - Died on June 8th in Westminster, England.

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