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Alice Perrers

Alice Perrers was notorious as the mistress of King Edward I of England. She was the wife of a William of Windsor, and was lady-in-waiting to Edward's queen, Philippa of Hainault. After Philippa's death, Perrers' relationship with Edward became semi-official, though she had probably already had at least one child by him, a son named John. Edward lavished extravagant gifts on her, including Philippa's jewelry and the manor of Wendover[?].

French chroniclers claimed Alice stripped the rings from Edward's corpse, but this may have been an attempt to discredit Edward's court rather than an accurate rendition of the facts.



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