Saturday, 3 July 2010

A last squint

Following on from the last post, here's where the Hagioscope excursion ends - the tomb of Edward, 'The Black Prince' in Canterbury Cathedral.

Thanks to the triumphs and failures of this man at the end of the Hundred Year War, England is England, and France is France. Cornered into, then kicked out of Calais, he came back to England and now resides in this splendid tomb, his heraldic armour ready for use, should he ever get woken up by a blast on a trumpet.


  1. Oops! I just posted this one onto my Lifestyle! blog - that would never have done.

  2. I believe that he was well liked in Aquitaine; even as an invading colonial. The English were seen as fair and well organised (unlike their French cousins). Who knows what might have happened if the likes of Edward had stayed!!