Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland
- For the wife of David II of ScotlandDavid II of ScotlandDavid II was King of Scots from 7 June 1329 until his death.-Early life:...
see Joan of The TowerJoan of The TowerJoan of England , known as Joan of The Tower, was the first wife and Queen consort of king David II of Scotland.-Birth:...
Joan of England (22 July 1210 – 4 March 1238) was Queen consort of Scotland from 1221 until 1238.
Joan was the eldest legitimate daughter and third child of King John of England
John of England
John , also known as John Lackland , was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death...
and Countess Isabella of Angoulême
Isabella of Angoulême
Isabella of Angoulême was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. They had five children by the king including his heir, later Henry III...
Joan was brought up in the court of Hugh X of Lusignan
Hugh X of Lusignan
Hugh X de Lusignan, Hugh V of La Marche or Hugh I of Angoulême or Hugues X & V & I de Lusignan succeeded his father Hugh IX as Seigneur de Lusignan and Count of La Marche in November, 1219 and was Count of Angoulême by marriage.Hugh X de Lusignan was betrothed to marry 12 year-old Isabel of...
who was promised to her in marriage from an early age, as compensation for him being jilted by her mother Isabella of Angoulême, however on the death of John of England, Isabella decided she should marry him herself and Joan was sent back to England, where negotiations for her hand with Alexander II of Scotland
Alexander II of Scotland
Alexander II was King of Scots from1214 to his death.-Early life:...
were taking place.
She and Alexander married on 21 June 1221, at York Minster
York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe alongside Cologne Cathedral. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by...
. Alexander was twenty-three. Joan was ten, almost eleven. They had no children. Joan died in her brother's arms at Havering-atte-Bower
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in 1238, and was buried at Tarrant Crawford Abbey
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Nothing now remains of this church; the last mention of it is before the Reformation. It is said that she is now buried in a golden coffin in the graveyard.