The Black Prince is finally cleared.

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The 637 year stain on the reputation of one of Britains medieval heroes has finally been removed after an authors meticulous research has proved the 'Massacre of Limoges' was actually committed by vengeful French soldiers against their own countrymen.<br />
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Edward of Woodstock's reputation has been tarnished by the account of a French chronicler who claimed he ordered the massacre of 3,000 innocent people in the French town of Limoges during the Hundred Years War between England and France. <br />
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The Prince, eldest son and heir of Edward III, has been known as The Black Prince since the 16th century because of the massacre and is still vilified in some quarters in France to this day.<br />
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However, remarkable new evidence has emerged which suggests Edward, who was the ruler of Aquitaine in south-western France, did not order the massacre during the sack of Limoges on September 19, 1370.<br />
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In fact, it was the French forces who butchered 300 of their countrymen as a reprisal, because they opened the gates of Limoges to the rampaging English.