Edward Balliol

Claimant to the Scottish Kingdom (1283-1364)

Edward Balliol (Scottish Gaelic: Èideard Balliol;[1] c. 1283 – 1367) was a claimant to the throne of Scotland. He claimed the throne from 1314-1356, but reigned only from 1332-1336. He was the eldest son of John Balliol and thus the heir to the Scottish throne after him. However, John was deposed by Robert I and William Wallace (as guardian of Scotland).

Edward Balliol
Edward's seal
Claimant to the Kingdom of Scotland
Tenure24 September 1332 – 20 January 1356
Bornc. 1283
Cavers, Scotland
Died1367 (aged c. 84)
Wheatley, Doncaster
HouseHouse of Balliol
FatherJohn Balliol
MotherIsabella de Warenne
ReligionRoman Catholicism

He was chosen as king after the death of Margaret, Maid of Norway. Although he was never considered to be the true king as he was an ally with Edward Longshanks and Edward II, kings of England.

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