David R. Cook
ISBN: 978 1 85759 897 1
Size: 210 x 148 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 in.
In association with: Canterbury Cathedral
Date published: May, 2014
UK £4.99 /US $7.99
- A beautifully illustrated introduction to the life and times of the Black Prince
This book tells the story of the life and times of the Black Prince, one of the greatest warriors of the Middle Ages and an exemplar of English chivalry. A legendary figure in English history, the Black Prince, the eldest son of King Edward III, achieved his greatest triumph at the Battle of Poitiers during the Hundred Years War between England and France.
From his childhood the prince had a special devotion to Canterbury Cathedral, to which he gave generously throughout his lifetime. He is buried at the heart of the cathedral in one of its most magnificent tombs – adorned with an effigy, a painted canopy and the prince’s own arms and armour.