Biography of Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382

1362 Edward III Creates two sons as Dukes

1376 Death of the Black Prince

1400 Death of Richard II

In 1352 [her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (13) and Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence 1332-1363 (19) were married. They were half second cousins once removed. He a son of King Edward III England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272. [her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (13) by marriage 4th Earl Ulster. She was the sole heir of her father and brought the de Burgh inheritance of the lands of Ulster to the marriage. As a consequence of their earlier betrothal he had been called Earl Ulster since 1347.

On 16 Aug 1355 Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 was born to [her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (16) and Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence 1332-1363 (23) at Eltham Palace. She a granddaughter of King Edward III England. At the time of her birth she was Heir to the Throne of England since her uncle Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince of Wales 1330-1376 (25) was yet to be married.

On 26 Feb 1360 Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl Dunbar aka March 1328-1360 (31) died. His son Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (8) succeeded 3rd Earl March 1C 1328, 5th Baron Mortimer Wigmore.

Edward III Creates two sons as Dukes

On 13 Nov 1362, his fiftieth birthday, [her grandfather] King Edward III England (50) created two sons as Dukes ...

[her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (23) was created 1st Duke Clarence 1C 1362. Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence 1332-1363 (30) by marriage Duchess Clarence.

[her uncle] John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (22) was created 1st Duke Lancaster 2C 1362. Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (17) by marriage Duchess Lancaster.

On 10 Dec 1363 [her mother] Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence 1332-1363 (31) died at Dublin. She was buried at Clare Priory.

In Jun 1368 [her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (29) and Violante Visconti 1354-1386 (14) were married in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore Milan. He a son of King Edward III England. The wedding festivities were lavish and ostentatious. The banquet, held outside, included 30 courses of meat and fish presented fully gilded. Between the courses the guests were given gifts such as suits of armor, bolts of cloth, war horses, arms, and hunting dogs. Among the guests were Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 (25), Petrarch, Jean Froissart and John Hawkwood.

On 07 Oct 1368 [her father] Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 (29) died from poisoning at Alba. Duke Clarence 1C 1362 extinct. There was strong speculation he had been poisoned by his wife's (14) father (48). He was buried at Clare Priory. His daughter Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (13) succeeded 5th Earl Ulster.

On 24 Aug 1369 [her husband] Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (17) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (14) were married at Reading Abbey. They were fourth cousins. She a granddaughter of King Edward III England. She by marriage Countess March. [her husband] Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (17) by marriage 5th Earl Ulster.

On 12 Feb 1371 [her daughter] Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 was born to Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (19) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (15) at Usk. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III England.

On 11 Apr 1374 [her son] Roger Mortimer 4th Earl Dunbar aka March 6th Earl Ulster 1374-1398 was born to Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (22) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (18) at Usk. He a great grandson of King Edward III England.

On 21 Nov 1375 [her daughter] Philippa Mortimer Countess Pembroke Countess Arundel Countess Surrey 1375-1400 was born to Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (23) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (20). She a great granddaughter of King Edward III England.

Death of the Black Prince

On 08 Jun 1376 [her uncle] Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince of Wales 1330-1376 (45) died of dysentery at Westminster Palace. He was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. His son Richard (9) succeeded King England. His niece Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (20) succeeded Heir to the Throne of England.

On 10 Dec 1376 [her son] Edmund Mortimer 1376-1408 was born to Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (24) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (21) at Ludlow Castle. He a great grandson of King Edward III England.

In 1378 [her son] John Mortimer 1378-1424 was born to Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (25) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (22). He a great grandson of King Edward III England. There is some debate about his parentage.

On 27 Dec 1381 [her husband] Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl Dunbar aka March 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381 (29) died. His son Roger Mortimer 4th Earl Dunbar aka March 6th Earl Ulster 1374-1398 (7) succeeded 4th Earl March 1C 1328, 6th Baron Mortimer Wigmore.

On 05 Jan 1382 Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (26) died at Cork. She was buried at Wigmore. Her son [her son] Roger Mortimer 4th Earl Dunbar aka March 6th Earl Ulster 1374-1398 (7) succeeded Heir to the Throne of England, 6th Earl Ulster

Death of Richard II

On 14 Feb 1400 (exact date not known) King Richard II (33) died at Pontefract Castle, possibly murdered, possibly starved to death, as a consequence of the Epiphany Rising. His first cousin Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (44) de jure Heir to the Throne of England.

On 17 Feb 1400 Richard's (33) corpse was displayed at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 06 Mar 1400 Richard's (33) remains were buried at King's Langley Priory.