This Day in History: 1360-01-09

On 9th January 1360, Edward III commented upon his pregnant daughter-in-law, Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt, lord of Pontefract, that he wished her to stay with Queen Philippa for the last few months of her pregnancy ‘because of the concern that we feel for her condition’. His son, John of Gaunt, had been in France on campaign since October 1359.