Edward, the Black Prince, more properly known as Edward of Woodstock, was the son of King Edward III of England and crown prince to the throne. He was born in 1330 and served as a knight in the military during the Hundred Years' War that was fought between England and France. He died in 1376, outlived by his father, and thus was never crowned king.
The Black Prince
The historical origin of Edward's nickname "the Black Prince" is unknown. For the game Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, his character design features a full suit of black armor, and characters in the game refer to him as the Black Prince because of it.
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
Edward is a prominent NPC in Bladestorm. He is depicted as a noble individual that fights for England, but is disgusted by the brutal realities of war. The player character crosses paths with him over the course of the story on numerous occasions. Though he is a capable strategist and able to easily motivate his men, he becomes held back by a persistent illness that hinders his effectiveness to lead.