translated from Latin by Heather Shearer
Middle-Ages and the Renaissance
The fairest, most eminent and modest and indeed the longed for Queen Philippa, beautiful grand-daughter of the most powerful and distinguished King Edward of England, and from good parentage on both sides, most famous sister of the distinguished King Henry IV of England, daughter of he Lord John, Duke of Lancaster who was the most admirable son of the said King Edward, and of the Lady Blanche, duchess of Lancaster.
This same John of Lancaster, after the death of the said Duchess of Lancaster, took in marriage Constance the daughter of Pedro, the most distinguished King of Castile, as a result of which having the legal right to the Kingdom of Castile without hesitation he went on to take it up and having the name and title of King he also came as Lord to rule over the English people.
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