TR1557 : Tomb of the Black Prince

taken 6 years ago, near to Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain

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Tomb of the Black Prince
Tomb of the Black Prince
Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine, KG (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainault as well as father to King Richard II of England.

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 Crécy 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.

He was buried in Canterbury Cathedral.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 January, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Canterbury 
County (from Tags)
Kent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1515 5791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.7813N 1:5.0144E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1515 5790
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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