Today the Chandos Herald poem continues to enthuse and captivate audiences from all over the world. Its value for the teaching and learning of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies is testament to Senate House Library’s role as a centre of excellence for the discipline. Moreover, it has enduring cultural and historical significance for it records a turbulent and violent period of European history, in stark contrast with the values of European cooperation, peace and unity advocated in the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950 that led subsequently to the celebration of Europe Day on this day.
Dr Maria Castrillo,
Head of Special Collections and Engagement
Richard Barber, The Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince: from Contemporary Letters, Diaries and Chronicles, including Chandos Herald's Life of the Black Prince, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1986.
David Green, The Hundred Years War: A People’s History, Yale University Press, 2015.
Barbara Gribling, The Image of Edward the Black Prince in Georgian and Victorian England: Negotiating the Late Medieval Past, Woodbridge: Royal Historical Society, 2017.
Reginald Arthur Rye, Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Autograph Letters in the University Library at the Central Building of the University of London ... with a Description of the Manuscript Life of Edward, Prince of Wales, the Black Prince, by Chandos the Herald, London: University of London Press, 1921.