Title: GEDCOM file. Created on 29 Dec 2003. Imported on 8 Aug 2004.
Title: GEDCOM file. Created on Jan 12, 2008. Imported on 12 Jan 2008.
Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Cathy Ann Abernathy, Rootsweb.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. Created on 17 AUG 2009. Imported on 23 Sep 2009.
Note: The rapacious mistress whose sway over Edward III in his decling years was notorious. [Wars of the Roses, p. 22] Bore Edward III at least two children, John Southerey and Joan. Another "Joan" was sired by Sir William Windsor, who she married in 1384. Accumulated 22 manors, lands in 17 countis, and a London house. She d. 1400, a woman of only moderated wealth, at her home at Gaynes Park, Essex, County, England (Hicks 130). Perrers was impeached in 1376. Lord Richard Scrope of Bolton (1327-1403) resided at her trial (1377)(Hicks 135). E. Hallam's Medieval Monarchs states that Edward III's physical and mental decline was symbolized by a senile infatuation with Alice Perrers. (98) [AuchterMay@aol.com] Reputedly the dau. of a Hertfordshire knight; entered the service of Edward III's queen, Philippa of Hainault, at some time before 1366 and m. a courtier, Sir William de Windsor. She became Edward's mistress before Philippa died in 1369 and, after the queen's death, had almost complete power over the fast-agine king, who granted her royal estates, gave her his dead wife's jewels and allowed her to sit on the bench in court and bully the judges. Anger against her influence on the king led to her impeachment for fraud adn corruption by the Good Parliament of 1376 and her banishment from court. In 1377 Edward recalled Alice, who remained with him until his death that year; she was rumoured to have tolen rings from the dying king's fingers. The same year Richard II's first parliament confirmed her banishment, but in 1379 it was revoked at the request of her husband William. [Plantagenet Encyclopedia, p. 156] Please be sure to verify data for yourself. This is a compiled collection of data; and may contain errors. Use this site as a reference/guide only. Check facts for yourself. -- CAA
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