Joan of the Tower

Queen of Scotland

Joan of the Tower (5 July 1321 – 7 September 1362) was the queen of Scotland from 1329 until her death as the first wife of David II of Scotland. She was the daughter of Edward II of England and Isabella of France.

Joan of the Tower
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Queen consort of Scotland
Tenure7 June 1329 – 7 September 1362
CoronationNovember 1331
Born5 July 1321
Tower of London, London
Died7 September 1362 (aged 41)
Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire
Burial
Spouse
HousePlantagenet
FatherEdward II of England
MotherIsabella of France

LifeEdit

Joan was the youngest daughter of King Edward II of England and Isabella of France. She was born in the Tower of London on 5 July 1321.[1] According to the Treaty of Northampton, Joan was married on 17 July 1328 to David the son and heir of Robert I of Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed.[2] At the time of the marriage Joan was 7 and David was 4. Their marriage lasted for 34 years.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Panton (2011), 281
  2. Marshall, (2003), 36
  3. Ashley (1999), 551

SourcesEdit

  • Ashley, Mike. The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens. London: Robinson Publishers, 1999. ISBN 1-84119-096-9
  • Marshall, Rosalind. Scottish Queens 1034–1714. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0859766777
  • Panton, James. Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0810857797

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