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  • Philippa of Hainault: Mother of the English Nation
  • Kathryn Warner
  • 06 March 2019
  • 1445662817

5 thoughts on “Philippa of Hainault: Mother of the English Nation

  1. Miss K Parr Miss K Parr says:

    Really enjoyed this biography of one of England s lesser known queens Given the little material available Warner has done a great job of finding evidence of Philippa s life and personality what comes through is a loving, dependable woman who enjoyed an unexpectedly close bond with her husband after their arranged marriage I love the descriptions of her lavish spending and what must have been slightly embarrassing debts, her fortitude, accompanying her husband on his quest for the French crown, and the little details about her household and daily life that put some meat on the bones I was also interested in the author s arguments about dates, siblings and critical analysis of other sources I have to go away and amend my family tree of Philippa to remove the spurious William of Windsor.My only criticism is that it is a little repetitive with the author not always trusting us to remember what she said a couple of pages earlier, and it would have been really helpful to have the dramatis personae in alphabetical order so I could find who I was looking for Otherwise an excellent biography and I look forward to her treatment of Richard II.


  2. Meg Perrot Meg Perrot says:

    Read this book in a matter of days A very readable book on Philippa of Hainault, one of our longest reigning Queen Consorts Despite this, very little is known about her early life which has led to much speculation Kathryn Warner has as usual researched her subject meticulously and presents us with a much clearer portrait of Philippa What stands out is the love and devotion of Philippa and Edward III s love for each other and their family Also, how precarious life was in the 14th century, even for the royal family The detailed research of Philippa s vast family makes for added interest.


  3. Margaret Lenton Margaret Lenton says:

    I found this book rather uninteresting It contained huge lists of relatives and was rather thin about the Queen herself I persisted in reading it but will I read it again probably not There was an article in the Economist which criticised academic historians and I think this is what they were referring to.


  4. Craig Craig says:

    Bought this as a present so not read it myself But I have been told this is a very interesting read


  5. Kathryn Lamb Kathryn Lamb says:

    This latest tome by Kathryn Warner is again well researched and well written I am proud to add this to my collection of Kathryn Warner books Thanks


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Philippa of Hainault: Mother of the English NationPhilippa of Hainault Mother of the English Nation is the first full length biography of the queen at the centre of the some of the most dramatic events in English history Philippa s marriage to Edward III was arranged in order to provide ships and mercenaries for her mother in law to invade her father in law s kingdom in , yet it became one of the most successful royal marriages and endured for than four decades The chronicler Jean Froissart described her as, The most gentle Queen, most liberal, and most courteous that ever was Queen in her days Philippa stood by her husband s side as he began a war against her uncle, Philip VI of France, and claimed his throne She frequently accompanied him to France and Flanders during his early campaigns of the Hundred Years War She also acted as regent inwhen Edward was away from his kingdom at the time of a Scottish invasion She appeared on horseback to rally the English army to victory Philippa became popular with the people due to her kindness and compassion This popularity helped maintain peace in England throughout Edward s reign Her son, later known as the Black Prince the eldest of her thirteen children became one of the greatest warriors of the Middle Ages Her extraordinary life did not escape tragedy inthree of her children died, almost certainly of the Black Death


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