Person:Joan of Kent (1)

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Name Joan of Kent
Alt Name Joan of Woodstock
Alt Name Joan Fair Maid of Kent
Alt Name Joan Plantagenet
Gender Female
Birth? 29 Sep 1328 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandHouse of Plantagenet
Marriage 1340 to Thomas de Holland, 1st Earl Of Kent, K.G.
Marriage abt 1346 Donyatt, Somerset, Englandto William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury
Marriage 10 Oct 1361 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, Englandto Edward "the Black Prince" Plantagenet, of Woodstock
Death? 7 Aug 1385 Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England
Will[4] 7 Aug 1385 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Alt Death? 8 Aug 1385
Probate[4] 9 Dec 1385 Lambeth, Surrey, England
Reference Number? Q234156?
Burial? Stamford, Lincolnshire, EnglandGreyfriars Church

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Joan of Kent (29 September 1328 – 7 August 1385), known to history as The Fair Maid of Kent, was the mother of King Richard II of England, whom she bore to her third husband Edward the Black Prince, son and heir of King Edward III. Although the French chronicler Jean Froissart called her "the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England, and the most loving", the appellation "Fair Maid of Kent" does not appear to be contemporary. Joan assumed the title of fourth Countess of Kent and fifth Baroness Wake of Liddell after the death of her brother, John, in 1352.

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Joan Plantagenet founded the Order of the Garter.

  1.   Joan of Kent, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Joan of Kent, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   JOAN (29 Sep 1328-Wallingford Castle, Berkshire 8 Aug 1385, bur 29 Jan 1386 Greyfriars Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, probably later transferred to London)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 78 to 82.

    The will can be read here (in Latin).