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19. Marital arms of Philippa de Roët
Marital arms of Philippa de Roët to Geoffrey Chaucer

Blazon: Per pale, Argent and Gules, a bend counterchanged impaled by
Gules three wheels Argent.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: "The Double Tressure", 2004, pages 40 & 44, and "BGA", 1884, Reprint 1989, page 187. Internet source & articles: The Scrope-Grosvenor Trail (1385-1390) Wikipedia articles: Geoffrey Chaucer & Philippa de Roet. Books: “Mistress of the Monarchy” by Allson Weir & “Katherine” by Anya Seton. Illustration is by J.H. Gaylor and text adapted and
text developed by D.Q. Wedvick

Chaucer married Philippa de Roët, born circa. 1346 – died circa. 1387, sister to Katherine de Roët Swynford, 3rd wife to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, on 12 Sep 1366. They had five children, the second of whom, Thomas Chaucer had a daughter Alice whose third marriage was to the William De la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, KG whose son John became Duke after him and whose son John, Circa. 1462-1487, became the Earl of Lincoln and was named heir to the throne by Richard III… So our Chaucer had some very noble descendants.

And by his marriage to Philippa he became brother-in-law to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and they were good friends which didn’t hurt when Chaucer needed help.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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