Daughter of William VI, count of Holland, Hainaut, and Zeeland. In 1418 she married Duke John IV of Brabant, nephew of Duke John ‘the Fearless’ of Burgundy. When she left him to marry Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, Duke Philip ‘the Good’ of Burgundy used military force to aid Jacqueline’s domestic enemies. In 1428 she had to recognize Philip as her heir. Jacqueline was a strong if emotionally volatile figure who was unable to escape the manipulation of the males who arranged her marriages and deprived her of her inheritance.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).