The Black Prince
DescriptionA major new biography of the Black Prince.
'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES.
'Pacy, vivid and extremely readable' TLS .
In 1346 , at the age of sixteen , he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince' .
Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages .
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