Effigy of the Black Prince

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2015 Under: Photography



Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-1376), commonly known as The Black Prince and son of King Edward III, was the embodiment of the perfect medieval English knight. His effigy at Canterbury Cathedral is a powerful 14th century sculpture showing him with his armour reproduced to perfection and his hands clasped in prayer, making him appear equally ready for heaven or the battlefield.

Source: 
theguardian.com

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Tags: "medieval history"  history  britain  "black prince"  "edward iii"   

 

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