My thoughts on her beauty is that yes she was a beautiful woman (even if we wont know exactly what she looked like) but her demeanor was also an aspect of her beauty. Her husband Holland was created Earl of Kent in right of his wife in 1360. Her first husband, Thomas Holland, died in 1360. I have got all of Anne’s books and they are always my first go to books when reading it’s like I’m there in the book with the characters. ", "...packed with powerful emotions and tumultuous unfolding of an affair that changed the course of royal history, this is a novel in which to enjoy the past in all it rich colour and dramatic detail...", © 2021 Anne O'Brien (all rights reserved). Musician Alicia Keys and her porn doppleganger Anneta Keys. Joan’s name was much associated with scandal, apart from her clandestine marriages. Saint Joan of Arc was about 5 feet 2–3 inches tall, was athletic, had dark brown hair and a somewhat short neck. They received respite after the new king, Edward III (Joan's half-first cousin), reached adulthood and took charge of affairs. There is a lot to be said for one’s personality affecting one’s appearance. In this case must have been many beholder ‘s! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as I believe the quote goes. This is an engraving on a wooden board, it is said from around 1385, the year before her death, and titled as an authentic image of Joan. In soite of its limitations, I quite like it. I just finished “The King’s Concubine”, which had me enthralled me from the beginning. Joan’s name was not associated with these scandalous events until the 1500s, nor is this painting anything but a dramatic work of art, with Queen Philippa glowering in the background. In 1349, the proceedings ruled in Holland's favor. Joan of Kent: not content with one scandalous marriage …, The Queen’s Rival and the Wheel of Fortune, Writing about Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, King’s Mother, Celebrating a New Paperback Publication: A Tapestry of Treason. For more than 15 years, Joan Lunden was a mainstay in American living rooms. Always sad to finish. There are two roof bosses in Canterbury Cathedral that at are thought to be representations of Joan. Joan of Kent’s ex-husband was still alive when Edward began to court her. I love this period of history and look forward to reading many more of your books. Margaret, suo jure 3rd Baroness of Wake of Liddell (c.1297-29 September 1349). She was a survivor. Still it’s good to know that some who knew her thought that she was beautiful. While considerably under age, she secretly married Thomas Holand. The plague had already broken out in Bordeaux by the time Joan arrived, but the company did not appear to be too alarmed, but soon members of the entourage fell ill. Joan was probably moved to a smaller village, but she too fell ill. In 1340, at the age of twelve, Joan secretly married 26-year-old Thomas Holland of Upholland, Lancashire, without first gaining the royal consent necessary for couples of their rank. I’m sure in Edward’s eyes she was beautiful not only on the outside but on the inside. The latter’s usual portrait doesn’t exactly show the handsome, charismatic god, does it? Joan and Sir Thomas Holland had 5 children together; 3 sons and 2 daughters. All best, Anne, Your email address will not be published. The novel is presented as a translation by "Jean Francois Alden" of memoirs by Louis de Conte, a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes. Churchill burned the Sutherland portrait, but can you imagine what Henry VIII would have done if he didn’t like his depiction? Earls of Kent, sixth creation (1360) The earls of Kent of this creation used Baron Holand (1353) as a subsidiary title; it became abeyant 1408. Best wishes from Canary Islands. I would love to win a copy of your book please. She may also have been influenced to believe that the earlier marriage was invalid. I would so love to add this novel to my treasured collection with your personalised signature added, would definitely read it again in hard copy, love your writings and always waiting for more. I still enjoy holding, reading even the smell of a book. There should be only one person in the photo. This one is to be found in the Black Prince’s Chantry, with Joan, her hair confined, as was fashionable, in a magnificent golden net. I agree that we will never know for sure exactly what Joan looked like but it is safe to say that she was indeed a beauty, something that has been noted in the centuries since she lived. I imagine provenance for any historical image is difficult to verify and beauty ideals changed with the centuries eg Rubenesque women by today’s standards deemed obese! Joan's son Prince Richard was next in line to succeed his grandfather. His mature style evolved from the tension between his fanciful, poetic impulse and his vision of the harshness of modern life. No need to register, buy now! Joan was born on 29 September of either 1326 or 1327 and was the daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent (1301-1330), by his wife, Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell.
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