Edward of Woodstock
Field: Soldier
Location in the Abbey: South amulatory, shrine
Type of material: Bronze

Edward of Woodstock, better known as the "Black Prince" was the eldest son of Edward III and his queen Philippa of Hainault. His small bronze statuette, or weeper, with his shield of arms can be seen on his father's tomb in Westminster Abbey but he himself is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. This weeper can be viewed from the south ambulatory and he wears a long cloak with a punched design on the base. He was born on 15 June 1330 and married his cousin Joan of Kent. He died at Westminster Palace on 8 June 1376 before his father. His son succeeded as Richard II.

A photo of the statuette can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library.

Further reading:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

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