Thursday, 29 September 2016

Joan of Kent

Joan of Kent, daughter of Edmund of Woodstock and Margaret Wake was born this day in 1328.

Anyone who has been to the cinema to watch Bridget Jones's Baby will know of poor Bridget's predicament, that is, two men vying for her affections. In the middle of the 14th century, Joan of Kent, a beautiful and charming princess, had much the same trouble.

Where as Bridget's suitors are Jack Qwant, a billionaire and inventor of a dating site, and good old Mark Darcy a human rights lawyer, Joan's suitors are Thomas Holland a knight of the royal household, and William Montague, son and heir of an Earl.

Joan of Kent is thought to have been born towards the end of September 1328, she grew up to be,
as described by Jean Froissart 

“The most beautiful woman in all the realm of England”

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