[MR] Wikipedia: The Black Prince

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Thu Mar 17 02:00:25 PDT 2016

Noble Friends,

On this date in 1337 Edward of Woodstock, oldest son of Edward III of 
England, was created the first Duke of Cornwall. Edward of Woodstock was 
the first duke ever created in England: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward,_the_Black_Prince .

Edward of Woodstock is known to history as the Black Prince, supposedly 
because of his heraldic device of three feathers on a field of black, 
because his armor was blackened, or because of his brutality. The 
by-name does not appear until long after his death, and the origin is 
quite murky.

The Black Prince was also the Prince of Wales and would have been king 
(probably as Edward IV) had he not died before his father. He was also 
the first Knight of the Garter.

For more about the Dukes of Cornwall, go here: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Cornwall . The current Duke of 
Cornwall is HRH Prince Charles, though he is better known by his senior 
title the Prince of Wales. His wife Camilla is styled the Duchess of 

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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