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Sir Robert W., Scottish physician, 1857-1939. See: Philip glands.
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Following her commission to undertake the biography delivered by a Gabriel-like Philip the Bold, Christine metaphorically 'brings to birth' the image of the eagerly desired prince-to-come from the example set by the worthy monarchical father-figure of the 'Wise King Charles'.
The hundred or so years before Richard II came to the English throne (1377) and Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, succeeded to the counties of Flanders and Artois (1384), were crucial to the development of court societies in western Europe.
At the request of the regent, Philip the Bold of Burgundy, Christine wrote the life of the deceased king--Le Livre des fais et bonnes meurs du sage roy Charles V (1404; "Book of the Deeds and Good Morals of the Wise King Charles V"), a firsthand picture of the king and his court.
As well as single images pasted into private prayer books, Rudy also discusses cycles of paintings in manuscripts like the Grandes Heures of Philip the Bold.