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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
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PHIL1PPA OF HAINAULT, Êaiiii NF firmati ψ CIjirîr. CHAPTER I, Phil/ppa's gentle, virtuous character—Her parentage—Birth—Attachment of Fidward and Philippa—His sojourn at the court of Hainault—Sorrowful separationfrom her—Artful arrangements for their marriage—Her betrothment—Journey to London—Thence to York—Marriage—Philippa's dower—Edward claims the throne of France—His dissensions with Philip of Valois—Philippe?s coronation— Birth of Edward the Black Prince—Celebrated by a tournament—Edward assumes the regal reins—He encourages commerce, manufactures, and tournaments— The Princess Isabella born—War with Scotland—Philippa accompanies her lord to the north—Gives birth to the Princess Joanna, and Prince William, and William of Hatfield—Edward commences war with France—To support which, pawmPhilippa's crown and jewels—Prince Lionel born at Antwerp—The French pillage Southampton—Edward assumes the arms of France—Gains the naval victoryof Slugs—Philippa gives birth to John of Gaunt—Edward concludes an armistice with France—Returns with Philippa to England—His anger on finding the Tower in a defenceless state — Prince Edmund born — Edward's love for the Countess of Salisbury. .,,^ΠΕ life of tbc ex-rectitude and respectability of her lord jyg cellent Queen, Phiand his court, must be attributed to her lippa of Hainault, kindly offices or ennobling example. presents a pleasing The very beautiful Philippa of Haicontrast to that of nault was the second of the four fair her predecessor, the daughters of William, Earl of Hainault; detestable Isabella Margaret being her elder, and Jane and of Prance. Being Isabella her two younger sisters. Her a gentle, considerate Queen, a virtuous, mother, Jane de Valois, daughter of loving wife, an affectionate mother, and Charles do Valois, brother to Philip the a staunch supporter of Teligion and moFair, was first-cousin to Isabella, Queen rality, she added greatly to the lustre of Consort of Edward the Second. She was the reign of her husband, Edward the born about the year 1310, andfirst beheld Third. By her persevering efforts, the by Edward the Third, when he and his manufacture of woollen cloth was inmother took refuge at the court of Hai troduced and established in England, nault, in 1326. Then it was that the whilst much cf the good fortune, the young Prince, who was but in his fif

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