Arming Cote of the Black Prince

The arming coat of the Black Prince is dated to circa 1376, and was made from blue and red velvet, embroidered with the arms of France and England quarterly. It was padded with wool, lined with satin and quilted vertically.It fastens centre front with lacing through eyelets. The sleeves are torn at elbow level, but were probably full length since only the upper quarters of the coats of arms are preserved on the sleeves.

Drawing of the effigy of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral.


Arms and Armour of the Medieval Knight, by David Edge and John Miles Paddock, published by Saturn Books in 1996.

Drotting Margaretas gyllene kjortel i Uppsala Domkyrka (The Golden Gown of Queen Margareta in Uppsala Cathedral), Agnes Geijer, Anne Marie Franzen, Margareta Nockert, Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, Stockholm 1994