My Philippa

My Philippa When Prince Edward son of Edward II of England met Philippa daughter of Count William of Hainault he knew he had found the woman he wanted to marry On the abdication of his father he sent for her

  • Title: My Philippa
  • Author: Maureen Peters
  • ISBN: 9780709016625
  • Page: 276
  • Format: None
  • When Prince Edward, son of Edward II of England, met Philippa, daughter of Count William of Hainault, he knew he had found the woman he wanted to marry On the abdication of his father, he sent for her, and it was on arrival that she heard the first rumours of murder and intrigue surrounding Roger Mortimer, the leading figure of the English court.With her help, Edward overWhen Prince Edward, son of Edward II of England, met Philippa, daughter of Count William of Hainault, he knew he had found the woman he wanted to marry On the abdication of his father, he sent for her, and it was on arrival that she heard the first rumours of murder and intrigue surrounding Roger Mortimer, the leading figure of the English court.With her help, Edward overcame to threat from Mortimer, but Philippa was to be concerned by the arrival of Joan, the daughter of her husband s dead uncle, and a striking, mysteirous girl While Edward was engaging the French at Crecy, it fell to Philippa to take on the Scots at Durham, which she did to the amazement and admiration of the whole court.Yet she remained suspicious of Joan, and as Philippa bravely struggled to support and care for her husband, King Edward, she felt the girl s influence growing within her family, especially where her son was concerned.This is the extraordinary story of Philippa s life, a life dedicated to her husband and her family, and filled with an endless succession of surprises and tragedies In the end, it was only Edward s love for her wich counted, but could she even be sure of that Jacket copy

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