History school at Orange Box.
Learn about Joan of Kent, a princess of controversy and first Princess of Wales
Find out about Joan’s childhood in the aftermath of her father’s execution for treason including her life at the court of Philippa of Hainault.
The marital escapades of the Fair Maid of Kent are documented in Froissart. We will explore medieval marriage through Joan’s clandestine relationship with Thomas Holland; her bigamous but politically strategic marriage to William Montacute and her third marriage to the Black Prince.
We will also consider Joan’s importance as the mother of the child Richard II despite her lack of official status, her reputation for piety and her popularity with the peasants.
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