Edward "the Black Prince" Plantagenet: Birth: 15 Jun 1330 in Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England. Death: 8 Jun 1376 in Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
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Page: Memorial# 1957
Note: 19th-20th great grandfather of Darrell and 17th of Joan. BIOGRAPHY: House of Lancaster. He had his mother arrested and imprisoned and her lover executed. He succeeded his father nominally in 1327, but his mother & Mortimer retained control of the Government. He forcibly assumed charge of the Government in 1330, procuring the execution of Mortimer & removing his mother from power. He began his reign by attempting to force his suzerainty on Scotland, winning a victory at the Battle of Halidon Hill,1333. In 1337 he began the One Hundred Years War by claiming the French throne in right of his mother. During the 1st stage of the War he defeated the French at the Battle of Crecy, 1346, he won naval victories at Sluys, 1340, & Winchelsea, 1350, & captured Calais, 1347, whilst his son, the Black Prince, defeated & captured the French King at the Battle of Poitiers,1356. The War ended temporarily in 1360 with the Treaty of Bretigny, by which Edward surrendered his claim to the French throne in return for Calais, Aquitaine & Gascony. After the renewal of the War in 1369 the French recaptured all the English dominions in France but Calais, Bordeaux & Bayonne. Married 24 Jan. 1328 Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369), d. of William III, Count of Holland, & his wife Joan, d. of Charles, Count of Valois (she was also a descendant of Charlemane) .Died 21 June1377. Bur. Westminster Abbey, London.
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