Signet ring of the Black Prince.  In 1337, Edward, the Black Prince was created Duke of Cornwall, taking precedence over all earls. Dukedoms were reserved for members of the Royal Family until 1387, when Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, the favourite of Richard II, was created Duke of Ireland for life. De Vere had previously been created Marquess of Dublin for life, making him the first person to hold a dignity of such a rank between Dukes and Earls.

Signet ring of the Black Prince. In 1337, Edward, the Black Prince was created Duke of Cornwall, taking precedence over all earls. Dukedoms were reserved for members of the Royal Family until 1387, when Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, the favourite of Richard II, was created Duke of Ireland for life. De Vere had previously been created Marquess of Dublin for life, making him the first person to hold a dignity of such a rank between Dukes and Earls.

Surrender of King John II of France to Edward the Black Prince of England after the Battle of Poitiers, Hundred Years War

Surrender of King John II of France to Edward the Black Prince of England after the Battle of Poitiers, Hundred Years War

The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales (21 uncle) , oldest son of Edward III (22 gfather), father of Richard II.

British Royal Family Infidelity Mystery Solved: Was Richard III the Rightful Heir Despite His DNA Anomaly? Part 2

The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales (21 uncle) , oldest son of Edward III (22 gfather), father of Richard II.

Here's an excellent example of the craftsmanship that went into 13th-14th century greathelms *Note: these are the original funerary achievements of Edward of Woodstock.

Here's an excellent example of the craftsmanship that went into 13th-14th century greathelms *Note: these are the original funerary achievements of Edward of Woodstock.

The Black Prince's "shield for peace" probably used when jousting.

The Black Prince's "shield for peace" probably used when jousting.

Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales (1330-1376):  Britannia

Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales (1330-1376): Britannia

KING RICHARD II - SON OF EDWARD, THE BLACK PRINCE, GRANDSON OF EDWARD III.

KING RICHARD II - SON OF EDWARD, THE BLACK PRINCE, GRANDSON OF EDWARD III.

The birth of Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III on this day 15th June, 1330. He married his cousin Joan, 'The Fair Maid of Kent' who gave him two sons, one of whom was the future Richard II

The birth of Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III on this day 15th June, 1330. He married his cousin Joan, 'The Fair Maid of Kent' who gave him two sons, one of whom was the future Richard II

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