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Name: Philippa d'Avesnes, Countess of Hainault Determine relationship to...
Birth: 24 JUN 1311 Mons, Hainaut, Belgium Father: Willem III d' AVESNES Mother:Jeanne or Joanna de VALOIS
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Married: Edward III, King of England 24 JAN 1327 York Castle, Yorkshire, England
Children Born Died
Edward "The Black Prince", Prince of Wales 15 JUN 1330 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England 9 JUN 1376 Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England
Isabel Plantagenet, Princess of England 1332 1382
Joan Plantagenet ABT FEB 1334/1335 Woodstock, ENG 2 SEP 1348 Bayonne, France; died of the Black Death
William Plantagenet BEF 16 FEB 1336/1337 ?; of Hatfield, ENG BEF 8 JUL 1337
Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence 29 NOV 1338 17 OCT 1368
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster 24 JUN 1340 Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 3 FEB 1399 Leicester Castle, Leicestershire, England
John [SB24] PLANTAGENET 24 JUN 1340 St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Flanders, Belgium 3 FEB 1398/1399 Leicester Castle, London, ENG
Edmund Plantagenet, Duke of York 5 JUN 1341 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England 1 AUG 1402 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Blanche Plantagenet MAR 1341/1342 Tower of London MAR 1341/1342 Tower of London
Mary Plantagenet 10 OCT 1344 Waltham (near Winchester), ENG 1361
Margaret Plantagenet 20 JUL 1346 Windsor AFT 1 OCT 1361
Thomas Plantagenet of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester 7 JAN 1355 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England 8 SEP 1397 Calais, Aquitaine, France
Death: 14 AUG 1369 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, Greater London, England
Remarks: BIOGRAPHICAL: «i»"The lady whom we saw has not uncomely hair, betwixt blue-black and brown. Her head is cleaned shaped; her forehead high and broad, and standing somewhat forward. Her face narrows between the eyes, and the lower part of her face is still more narrow and slender than the forehead. Her eyes are blackish brown and deep. Her nose is fairly smooth and even, save that is somewhat broad at the tip and flattened, yet it is no snub nose. Her nostrils are also broad, her mouth fairly wide. Her lips somewhat full and especially the lower lip…all her limbs are well set and unmaimed, and nought is amiss so far as a man may see. Moreover, she is brown of skin all over, and much like her father, and in all things she is pleasant enough, as it seems to us."«/i»

When she was nine the King of England, Edward II, decided that he would marry his son, the future Edward III, to her, and sent one of his bishops, a Bishop Stapeldon, to look at her, with the resulting description above. Four years later Prince Edward went to visit his bride-to-be and her family, and fell in love with her. She was betrothed to him and in 1327, when she was only 14, she arrived in England. The next year, when she was 15, they married and were crowned King and Queen in 1330.

BIOGRAPHICAL: is one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, completed in 1888. It serves as a monument to an occurrence in 1347 during the Hundred Years War, when Calais, an important French port on the English Channel, was under siege by the English for over a year.
The story goes that England's Edward III offered to spare the city if six influential men, wearing nooses around their necks, would turn over the keys to the city and castle, as well as their lives. To prevent any further loss of life, Eustache de Saint Pierre led an envoy of six influential men to surrender the city, which had been abandoned by Philip VI. Though the burghers expected to be executed, their lives were spared by the intervention of England's Queen, Philippa of Hainault.

daughter Joan killed by Plague


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