Philippa of Hainault

Philippa of Hainault

Mother of the English Nation

Hardback320pp Illustrated230x153mm

9781445662817     Product Code: 509822

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Despite being arranged for mercenary ends, the marriage of the 15-year-old Edward III and the even younger Philippa of Hainault in 1326 became a successful and long-lived union. Philippa bore twelve children, among them the Black Prince, while managing to travel abroad with Edward on campaign, act as regent during his absences and endear herself to the public. Kathryn Warner’s biography presents a richly detailed study of Edward’s much-loved queen up to and beyond her death in 1369.

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