Was the Black Prince really so evil?

British school children all know about the evil Black Prince Edward of Woodstock, who put to death 3,000 innocents after the siege of the French town of Limoges in September 1370. But the discovery of a letter written by Edward may change his image forever.

The previously-unknown letter, found in a Spanish archive by French historian Dr Guilhem Pepin, chronicles what happened after the battle, and speaks of the 300 casualties, rather than 3,000 as described by aa famous account by Jean Froissart. Other contemporary documents seem to back up Edward's claim, making much less the monster.