Black Prince, Sword of Edward of Woodstock by Marto of Toledo Spain 599

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Edward of Woodstock (1330 1376), called the Black Prince, was the
eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and the father
of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of Cornwall, the
Prince of Wales and the Prince of Aquitaine.

He was called "Edward of Woodstock" in his early life, after his
birthplace, and since the 16th century has been popularly known as the
Black Prince. He was an exceptional military leader, and his victories
over the French at the Battles of Crcy and Poitiers made him very
popular during his lifetime. In 1348 he became the first Knight of the
Garter, of whose order he was one of the founders.

Edward died one year before his father, becoming the first English
Prince of Wales not to become King of England. The throne passed instead
to his son Richard II, a minor, upon the death of Edward III.

The "Black Prince": The origins of the name are uncertain, that it is
derived from Edward's black shield, and/or his black armour or that it
is derived from Edward's brutal reputation, particularly towards the
French in Aquitaine.

However, there is no sound evidence that Edward ever wore black armor.


Edward of Woodstock (1330 1376), called the Black Prince, was the
eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and the father
of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of Cornwall, the
Prince of Wales and the Prince of Aquitaine.

He was called "Edward of Woodstock" in his early life, after his
birthplace, and since the 16th century has been popularly known as the
Black Prince. He was an exceptional military leader, and his victories
over the French at the Battles of Crcy and Poitiers made him very
popular during his lifetime. In 1348 he became the first Knight of the
Garter, of whose order he was one of the founders.

Edward died one year before his father, becoming the first English
Prince of Wales not to become King of England. The throne passed instead
to his son Richard II, a minor, upon the death of Edward III.

The "Black Prince": The origins of the name are uncertain, that it is
derived from Edward's black shield, and/or his black armour or that it
is derived from Edward's brutal reputation, particularly towards the
French in Aquitaine.

However, there is no sound evidence that Edward ever wore black armor.

High Quality Sword of the Exclusive Collection "Historical, Fantastic and Legend Swords" made by MARTO.

Certificate of Quality and Origin, Made in Toledo (Spain)


  • Overall Length: 118 cms - 46 1/2 inches
  • Blade: stainless steel - fully tempered
  • Handle: Zamak - Blued Suede Cover, Antiqued Silver finish with blue crystal jewels on Guard
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