Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, was known as the Black Prince.
Peter and Dan Snow follow in his footsteps to trace the start of the 100 Years' War between England and France, and to find out more about this great figure in 14th century chivalry.
Starting at his tomb in Canterbury they follow his footsteps to Normandy, where he was knighted at 16 and took part in the siege of Caen and the Battle of Crecy.
In this great English victory, he commanded the English army, while his father Edward III looked on.
With the help of medieval historians Mark Ormrod and Craig Taylor, and the words of the chroniclers, Peter and Dan discover fascinating details about life in the middle ages at times of war, and about the early life of this great military commander.
Producer: Alyn Shipton
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.
Peter and Dan Snow follow in the footsteps of the 14th-century hero of the 100 Years' War.