The Black Prince

Scope and Content

This series consists of a draft chronology for a novel about the Black Prince / Edward III; a surviving fragment of a short story about the battle of Crecy in the style of John Dos Passos; and papers relating to a proposed screenplay.

Administrative / Biographical History

In c.1968, Burgess was commissioned by Michael Holden to write a screenplay about Edward of Woodstock, the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, also known as the Black Prince.

Burgess also considered writing a novel about the Black Prince, with a proposed title of "Black Prince and Fair Maid".

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Related Material

See also The Black Prince, a novel by Adam Roberts, adapted from an original script by Anthony Burgess. (Published by Unbound in 2018)