Prince Edward is King Edward’s son, the Prince of Wales, and history’s Black Prince – also, therefore, the father of Richard II.
A young man who looks a good deal like his mother Queen Philippa, he is the ideal knight, a brave and brilliant fighter who in his very first battle beats a far superior force and kills the King of Bohemia. Deeply patriotic, he bridles at insults to England or the English, and absolutely refuses to act in any way that risks ruining their reputation. Scornful and proud, he does not take well to being mocked, but is a true friend to those he loves, such as Audley. Victory makes him thirsty for more.