Philip is the younger son of King John of France.
He is a brave lad with a taste for battle and a blunt appreciation of realities, considering possession nine-tenths of the law. Confident of French victory, he sends Prince Edward a religious book as a consolation before battle, being certain that Edward will not live out the day. Philip is somewhat disquieted by the evil presages just before battle, but is quickly ready to reassure the common men. He is horrified at being defeated by such a smaller force. He is captured in battle. Historically, he was 14 years old at this time, and won the moniker ‘The Brave’ for his deeds in the battle of Poitiers.