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#1 Nov 11, 2007


Queen Philippa: England's First Black Queen

England's First Black Queen, Mother of the Black Prince

Philippa was the daughter of William of Hainault, a lord in part of what is now Belgium. When she was nine the King of England, Edward II, decided that he would marry his son, the future Edward III, to her, and sent one of his bishops, a Bishop Stapeldon, to look at her. He described her thus:

"The lady whom we saw has not uncomely hair, betwixt blue-black and brown. Her head is cleaned shaped; her forehead high and broad, and standing somewhat forward. Her face narrows between the eyes, and the lower part of her face is still more narrow and slender than the forehead. Her eyes are blackish brown and deep. Her nose is fairly smooth and even, save that is somewhat broad at the tip and flattened, yet it is no snub nose. Her nostrils are also broad, her mouth fairly wide. Her lips somewhat full and especially the lower lipÂ…all her limbs are well set and unmaimed, and nought is amiss so far as a man may see. Moreover, she is brown of skin all over, and much like her father, and in all things she is pleasant enough, as it seems to us."

Four years later, Prince Edward went to visit his bride-to-be and her family, and fell in love with her. She was betrothed to him and, in 1327, when she was only 14, she arrived in England. The next year, when she was 15, they married and were crowned King and Queen, in 1330, when she was heavily pregnant with her first child and only 17.

This first child was called Edward, like his father, but is better known as the Black Prince. Many say that he was called this because of the colour of his armour, but there are records that show that he was called 'black' when he was very small. The French called him 'Le Noir'.

Philippa was a remarkable woman. She was very wise and was known and loved by the English for her kindliness and restraint. She would travel with her husband on his campaigns and take her children as well. When the King was abroad she ruled in his absence. Queen's College in Oxford University was founded under her direction by her chaplain, Robert de Eglesfield in 1341 when she was 28. She brought many artists and scholars from Hainault who contributed to English culture.

When she died, Edward never really recovered, and she was much mourned by him and the country. King Edward had a beautiful sculpture made for her tomb which you can see today at Westminster Abbey.
http://www.fyicomminc.com/gaianews/speech38.h...

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#2 Nov 11, 2007
England had a "black queen"? C'mon now...lol.

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#3 Nov 11, 2007
Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III was a light skinned black woman.

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#4 Nov 11, 2007
wow thats amazeing jma,,i never knew this,,didnt no there was any black royals lol..so what happened to them?????

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#5 Nov 11, 2007
hey jma,,the picture on the link,,is that her????????

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#6 Nov 11, 2007
Tsalagi wrote:
Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III was a light skinned black woman.
yes i've heard of her too, these are facts that are kept hidden from us.

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#7 Nov 11, 2007
Yolanda wrote:
England had a "black queen"? C'mon now...lol.
yes !!!!!!

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#8 Nov 11, 2007
Nice story but her picture dont look black. And how come i never heard of her before?

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#9 Nov 11, 2007
sthldn girl wrote:
wow thats amazeing jma,,i never knew this,,didnt no there was any black royals lol..so what happened to them?????
Theres more than one LG ....I think its Queen Phillipa thats related to Queen Victoria. I had discussion with WLC about this and he researched and checked it out for himself.

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#10 Nov 11, 2007
Number1Queen wrote:
Nice story but her picture dont look black. And how come i never heard of her before?
because the artists of that time painted her appearance to be more eurocentric than she was
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Katy, TX

#11 Nov 11, 2007
yep...just like Egypt, Jesus, and Santa Clause were really black too! lol
Ezekiel 1_4

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#12 Nov 11, 2007
justmeagain wrote:
<quoted text> yes i've heard of her too, these are facts that are kept hidden from us.
This is obviously a white conspiracy.
Whitey. Ain't nuthin' he won't do to keep a brother down.

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#13 Nov 11, 2007
Tsalagi wrote:
Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III was a light skinned black woman.
Yes. I learned about her on the History Channel. She was very light. At 1st glance she appears white, but if you look closely you'll see that she is a black woman.
MeeMo

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#14 Nov 11, 2007
Here is an informative website

100 Great Black Britons
http://www.100greatblackbritons.com/list.html

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#15 Nov 11, 2007
justmeagain wrote:
<quoted text> Theres more than one LG ....I think its Queen Phillipa thats related to Queen Victoria. I had discussion with WLC about this and he researched and checked it out for himself.
here i am...

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_ap...

YES!... there is a black queen of england.

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#16 Nov 11, 2007
here i am...

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_ap...

YES!!!

there WAS a black queen.

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#17 Nov 11, 2007
Ezekiel 1_4 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is obviously a white conspiracy.
Whitey. Ain't nuthin' he won't do to keep a brother down.
That's why we must take the initiative and seek out knowledge on our own. The History Channel is very informative...

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#18 Nov 11, 2007
Knoxxie wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why we must take the initiative and seek out knowledge on our own. The History Channel is very informative...
YEP...I love the Ole' Hisory Channel...

have you seen the Engineering an Empire Series...

I love the one on Egypt.

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#19 Nov 11, 2007
sthldn girl wrote:
wow thats amazeing jma,,i never knew this,,didnt no there was any black royals lol..so what happened to them?????
I don't know...any way was she BLACK BLACK as in Full Black or a Mullatto...?

Kinda sounds like Afrocentrism to me..and sorry to say despite SOME stuff Afrocentism is just as bad as Eurocentrism..
bilt

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#20 Nov 12, 2007
African? joking are you not.
Black is a term only recently applied to mean Africans or negroes.

In them days Black could have been applied to any non-white race.

Most likley she was Asian, Indian, middle eastern etc.

not black certainly.
How Blacks like to make anything they percieve as good into Black.

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