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Thomas HOLLAND 1st Earl of Kent

Thomas HOLLAND 1st Earl of Kent

Ahnentafel number:
11067416
Family:
Father: Robert DE HOLLAND
Mother: Maude LA ZOUCHE
Spouse: Joan PLANTAGENET
Child: Thomas HOLLAND
Title:
1st Earl of Kent
Birth:
Date: ABT 1314
Place: Kent, England
Death:
Date: 26 DEC 1360
Source: Wikipedia
Source: "The Stockwell Family: Adventures into the Past, 1626-1982". Irene Dixon Stockwell. Janesville Printing Company, Janesville, WI. 1982.
Source: Wikipedia
Marriage:
Date: 1340
Note: At the age of 12, Joan entered into a clandestine marriage with Thomas Holland of Broughton, without first gaining the royal concent necessary for couples of their rank. The following winter (1340-1341), while Holland was overseas, her family forced her into a marriage with William Montacute, sone and heir of the 1st Earl of Salisbury. Joan later claimed she was afraid that disclosing her previous marriage would lead to Holland's execution for treason upon his return, and so did not disclose it. She may also have become convinced that the earlier marriage was invalid. Several years later, Thomas Holland return from the Crusades, having made his fortune, and the full story of his earlier relationship with Joan came out. Thomas appealed to the Pope for the return of his wife and confessed the secret marriage to the King. When the Earl of Salisbury discovered that Joan supported Holland's case, he kept her prisoner in her own home. In 1349, Pope Clement VI annulled Joan's marriage to the Earl and sent her back to Thomas Holland, with whom she lived for the next eleven years, until Holland's death in 1360.
Source: Wikipedia


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