The Black Prince, Leeds City Square, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mumbo jumbo
N 53° 47.783 W 001° 32.852
30U E 595669 N 5961846
Quick Description: A large and impressive statue of Edward, Prince of Wales (also known as The Black Prince) in Leeds City Square, England.
Location: North East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/26/2010 12:28:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM944J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 14

Long Description:
A large 1903 equestrian sculpture of the Prince by Thomas Brock can be seen in Leeds City Square. It was a gift from Colonel Thomas Walter Harding, Lord Mayor of Leeds between 1898 and 1899. The statue bears a plaque which reads:

"Edward Prince of Wales surnamed the Black Prince, the hero of Crecy and Poitiers, the flower of England's chivalry, the upholder of the rights of the people in the Good Parliament. 1330 - 1376"


The statue also bears two panels with details of what I assume are the battles of Crecy and Poitiers and is mounted on a layered plinth with a lion's head on each corner.

The Prince has no discernible connection with Leeds as far as I can tell. The choice of subject may have been a tribute to the future Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, who opened Leeds Infirmary in 1867 and the Yorkshire College buildings (now the University of Leeds) in 1885.
Identity of Rider: Edward, Prince of Wales (The Black Prince)

Identity of Horse: Not known

Name of artist: Thomas Brock

Date of Dedication: 1903

Material: Bronze

Position: One Hoof Raised

Unusual Features: Not listed

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