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  • ID: I4645
  • Name: Philippa d'Avesnes, Countess of Hainault
  • Suffix: K. G.
  • Title: K. G.
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 24 JUN 1311 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
  • Death: 14 AUG 1369 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, Greater London, England
  • Reference Number: 22.919882+
  • Event: Relationship on Page of Testimony BET 1328 AND 1369 Queen of Eng.
  • Religion: 22.919882; 23.1839562
  • Note:
    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.

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  • Change Date: 20 NOV 2007 at 22:09:51



    Father: Willem III d' AVESNES b: ABT 1280 in ?; of Avesnes, Pas-De-Calais, France
    Mother: Jeanne or Joanna de VALOIS b: ABT 1287 in ?; of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France


    Marriage 1 Edward III, King of England b: 13 NOV 1312 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
    • Married: 24 JAN 1327 in York Castle, Yorkshire, England
    • Note: NOTE:: The marriage was a happy one, the two became very close and produced a large family.
    • Event: Other Parents
    Children
    1. Has Children Edward "The Black Prince", Prince of Wales b: 15 JUN 1330 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
    2. Has No Children Isabel Plantagenet, Princess of England b: 1332
    3. Has No Children Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence b: 29 NOV 1338
    4. Has Children John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster b: 24 JUN 1340 in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
    5. Has Children Edmund Plantagenet, Duke of York b: 5 JUN 1341 in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
    6. Has No Children Thomas Plantagenet of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester b: 7 JAN 1355 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
    7. Has No Children Joan Plantagenet b: ABT FEB 1334/1335 in Woodstock, ENG
    8. Has No Children William Plantagenet b: BEF 16 FEB 1336/1337 in ?; of Hatfield, ENG
    9. Has Children John [SB24] PLANTAGENET b: 24 JUN 1340 in St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
    10. Has No Children Blanche Plantagenet b: MAR 1341/1342 in Tower of London
    11. Has No Children Mary Plantagenet b: 10 OCT 1344 in Waltham (near Winchester), ENG
    12. Has No Children Margaret Plantagenet b: 20 JUL 1346 in Windsor

    Sources:
    1. Title: «i»The Kings and Queens of Great Britain«/i»
      Author: Anne Tauté
      Publication: Elm Tree Books, Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Great Britain
      Abbrev: Kings/Queens Great Britain-Tauté
    2. Title: British Royals, Lorcalon
      Author: Kathleen Marie Camplin
      Abbrev: British royals, Lorcalon-Camplin
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