Alice Fitz Alan, Countess Of Kent 
- Born: Abt 1350, Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
- Marriage: Sir Thomas II DE HOLAND, 2nd Earl Of Kent, 3Rd Baron Holand  in , , England
- Died: 17 Mar 1416, , , England about age 66
"Alice Holland, Countess of Kent (c. 1350 \endash 17 March 1416), formerly Lady Alice FitzAlan, was an English noblewoman, a daughter of the 10th Earl of Arundel, and the wife of the 2nd Earl of Kent, the half-brother of King Richard II. She was the maternal grandmother of Anne Mortimer, thus an ancestor of King Edward IV and King Richard III. Through her daughter, Margaret, King Henry VII was her descendant. She was also the maternal grandmother of Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland.
She was appointed a Lady of the Garter in 1388.
Lady Alice FitzAlan was born circa 1350 at Arundel Castle in Sussex, England, the second daughter of the 10th Earl of Arundel, and Lady Eleanor of Lancaster. She had six siblings who included Richard FitzAlan, later 11th Earl of Arundel, and Lady Joan FitzAlan, later Countess of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton. She also had three half-siblings from her parents' previous marriages.
Her paternal grandparents were the 9th Earl of Arundel and Alice de Warenne, and her maternal grandparents were the 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Maud Chaworth.
Marriage and issue
In 1354, at the age of four, Lady Alice was betrothed to her father's ward Edmund Mortimer who would in 1360 become the 3rd Earl of March. The marriage however did not take place. Alice married instead on 10 April 1364, 2nd Earl of Kent, one of the half-brothers of the future King Richard II by his mother Joan of Kent's first marriage to Thomas Lord Holland. She received from her father a marriage portion of 4000 marks. Upon her marriage, she was styled Lady Holland. She did not, however, become Countess of Kent until 1381, when her husband succeeded his father as Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent.
Lord Holland was appointed captain of the English forces in Aquitaine in 1366, and in 1375, he was made a Knight of the Garter. Two years later in 1377, his half-brother Richard succeeded to the throne of England, as King Richard II. Alice's husband would become one of the young King's chief counsellors and exert a strong influence over his brother which led to the enrichment of Thomas and Alice. Alice was appointed a Lady of the Garter, an order of chivalry, in 1388.
Together Thomas and Alice had ten children:
- Alianore Holland (1373- October 1405), married firstly Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, and second Edward Charleton, 5th Baron Cherleton.
- Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey (1374- 7 January 1400), married Joan Stafford, but the marriage was childless.
- John Holland (died young)
- Richard Holland (died young)
- Elizabeth Holland (died 4 January 1423), married Sir John Neville, Lord Neville by whom she had issue.
- Joan Holland (1380- 12 April 1434), married firstly as his second wife, Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York; married secondly William de Willoughby, 5th Lord Willoughby de Eresby; married thirdly Henry le Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, her fourth husband was Henry Bromflete, 1st Lord Vessy. All her marriages were childless.
- Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (6 January 1384 \endash 15 September 1408), married Lucia Visconti (1372-14 April 1424), but the marriage was childless. He fathered an illegitimate daughter Eleanor de Holland (born 1406), by his mistress Constance of York.
- Margaret Holland (1385- 30 December 1439), married firstly John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, by whom she had issue including John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset and Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland; she married secondly Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence.
- Eleanor Holland (1386- after 1413), married Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, by whom she had one daughter, Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury. ...
- Bridget Holland (died before 1416), a nun at Barking Abbey.
Alice married Sir Thomas II DE HOLAND, 2nd Earl Of Kent, 3Rd Baron Holand  [MRIN: 1845], son of Sir Thomas I DE HOLAND, Of Broughton, 1St Earl Of Kent, 1St Baron Holand  and Princess Joan DE KENT, 4th Countess of Kent, 5th Baroness Wake of Liddell , in , , England. (Sir Thomas II DE HOLAND, 2nd Earl Of Kent, 3Rd Baron Holand  was born in 1350-1354 in Upholland, Lancashire, England and died on 25 Apr 1397 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England.)