The Black Prince was educated at Old Sarum, the home of the Earl of Salisbury, a very close friend of the prince’s father, King Edward III.
At Old Sarum he counted as his closest friends Willam Montacute, the Earl’s son and his cousin Joan of Kent.
He apparently showed little interest in languages, mathematics, art or literature.
in 1346, at the age of sixteen he travelled to france with his fathers army And was given command of the right wing during the battle of Crecy.
He also fought at the battle of Winchelsea in 1350, a sea battle in which an English fleet defeated a fleet of Castilian mercenaries Commanded by Charles de la Cerda. The prince’s ship was sunk and he was rescued by the Duke of Lancaster.