Edward the Black Prince Timeline

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  • 15 Jun 1330
    Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III of England, is born.
  • Mar 1337
    Edward the Black Prince is made the Duke of Cornwall giving him significant revenues from the duchy.
  • 1343
    Edward of Woodstock, aka Edward the Black Prince, is made the Prince of Wales by his father Edward III of England.
  • 12 Jul 1346
    Edward the Black Prince is knighted by his father Edward III of England.
  • 26 Aug 1346
    Edward III of England and his son Edward the Black Prince win a great battle against Philip VI of France at Crécy in France.
  • Jul 1347
    Edward III of England and his son Edward the Black Prince capture the Fench city of Calais after a long siege.
  • Jan 1350
    Edward the Black Prince leads a successful defence of Calais against a French attack.
  • 19 Sep 1356
    Edward the Black Prince wins a great victory at the Battle of Poitiers against the French. John II of France is captured.
  • 1359
    Edward III of England and Edward the Black Prince march on Rheims but the French city holds out.
  • 1361
    Edward the Black Prince marries Joan of Kent.
  • 1362
    Edward the Black Prince is made the Prince of Aquitaine by his father Edward III of England.
  • 6 Jan 1367
    Birth of Richard, eldest son of Edward the Black Prince and future Richard II of England.
  • 3 Apr 1367
    Edward the Black Prince famously wins the Battle of Najera in Castile.
  • 1370
    Edward the Black Prince retakes Limoges from the French and executes 3,000 innocents.
  • 1371
    Edward the Black Prince returns to England.
  • 1372 - 1375
    Charles V of France recaptures most of the territory previously gained by Edward III of England leaving the English only Gascony and Calais.
  • 8 Jun 1376