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Philippa of Hainault

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Medieval Queens and Princesses - Philippa of Hainault

  • Name and/or Title: Philippa of Hainault
  • Married: King Edward III of England in 1328
  • Close family connections or relatives: Philippa of Hainault was the daughter of William III, Count of Hainaut and Jeanne of Valois, the granddaughter of Philip III of France

  • Title: Her title was Queen consort of England
  • Lifetime: This famous woman lived from c. 1314 - 1369
  • Famous children: King Edward III and Queen Philippa had twelve children, seven sons ( only five survived) and five daughters:
    • Edward, Prince of Wales - the Black Prince
    • Lionel, Duke of Clarence
    • John, Duke of Lancaster ( John of Gaunt)
    • Edmund, Duke of York
    • Thomas, Duke of Gloucester
    • His daughters were called  Isabella Plantagenet (1332 - 1382), Joan Plantagenet (1335 - 1348), Blanche Plantagenet (b. 1342), Mary Plantagenet (1344 - 1362) and Margaret Plantagenet (1346 - 1361)
  • King Edward III was succeeded by Richard, the son of Edward the Black Prince. He was crowned King Richard II of England
  • Facts about her life: Philippa of Hainault was renowned for her patience with her womanising husband
  • Important historical events during her life: The start of the Hundred Years War between England and France
  • Phillippa of Hanault died from the Black Death in 1369
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