Monday, 10 October 2011

On this day, 650 years ago, Edward the Black Prince was married...

On this day, October 10th 1361, Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales and subsequently known as the Black Prince, married Joan, the 'Fair Maid of Kent'.
The French chronicler Froissart called her "the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England, and the most loving". The Black Prince was already the Flower of Christian Chivalry and an English hero and victor over the French.

That their legacy would be one of failure would not dampen the people of England in their worship of the royal couple. Anyway, you don’t need me to witter on – they got married, you get the idea…

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