Author Topic: The fair maid of Kent  (Read 301 times)

besilarius

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on: December 26, 2020, 09:43:29 AM
https://historytheinterestingbits.com/2016/07/03/thomas-holland-the-man-who-won-the-hand-of-the-fair-maid-of-kent/?

An interesting story of noble love in the 1300s.
By our sensibilities, marrying so young is wrong, but apparently not unusual.

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Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 12:07:37 PM
Yeah, that part is admittedly a little squicky, but it's a fascinating story overall.  I found the final bit particularly telling: 


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When Joan herself died in 1385 she chose to be buried beside her 1st husband in Lincolnshire, rather than with her prince in Canterbury Cathedral.

Sounds like he was always her first great/true love. 



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