"The Ladies of the MCS"

Queen Phillippa of Hainault 1315 – 1369

Queen consort and regent

Queen of England, wife of Edward 111, She acted as regent in 1346, when her husband was away for the Hundred Years' War. She was mother to 13 children, some of whom can be seen in the arena. She tolerates the presence of her husband's mistress, Lady Perrers. She was also remembered for persuading her husband to spare the lives of the Burghers of Calais, whom he had planned to execute as an example to the townspeople following his successful siege of that port.

To find out more, check out Phillipa of Hainault here.

She can be seen in the arena beside her husband or in the company of Lady Alys Falconcross.

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