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Philippa of Hainault

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Medieval Queens and Princesses - Philippa of Hainault

The English Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages cover the periods from 1066 - 1485. The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life of Philippa of Hainault a Medieval Queen in England during the Middle Ages.

  • Name: Philippa of Hainault
  • Married: King Edward III of England in 1328
  • Family connections / Genealogy: 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
  • Lifespan: 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 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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