Good afternoon – there was a fly in the History Jar yesterday. One of my lovely readers spotted my error and I have amended it! Many thanks David for your feedback. As some of you are aware its not always lack of proofreading that’s my problem. Turns out that with the 9 and the 0 next to one another I made a classic typo and ended up with Prince Lionel, First Duke of Clarence being older than the Black Prince – which is definitely not the case. The problem of proofreading is that unless I leave it for a couple of weeks I see what I expect to be there – and let’s not even go down the avenue of spelling November and experience…in those instances thank goodness for spell checkers though they can sometimes make matters worse when they change spelling for what they predict should be in a sentence. Anyway here is the amended image. It has also been updated on the original post:
The Black Prince was born in 1330 at Woodstock which is why he is sometimes referenced as Edward of Woodstock. He was also Earl of Chester and Duke of Cornwall just in case you needed confusing any further.
Edward III actually sired seven sons but only four of them turned into adults and of those four two were potentially murdered. The ones that died were William of Hatfield (Yorkshire) who died before he reached the age of three. He’s buried in York Minster. There are also Thomas who died from the plague and another William who is buried in Westminster Abbey.