Domhnall II, Earl of Mar

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Domhnall (or Donald) II of Mar (c. 1302 in Saline, Fife – 11 August 1332) was Regent of Scotland for just over a week during the minority of David II.

His father was Gartnait, Earl of Mar, and his mother was Christina Bruce, sister of Robert I of Scotland.

It appears likely that he fought on the side of Edward II of England at the Battle of Boroughbridge in March 1322, as it is recorded that afterwards the Earl of Mar took Bartholomew de Badlesmere, who was one of Edward's captured opponents, to Canterbury.[1]

In 1332 the regent of Scotland, Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, died. On 2 August Domhnall was elected as the new regent at a meeting of the Scottish nobles at Perth.

Following the invasion of Edward Balliol, with the support of Edward III of England, Mar led the Scots loyalists to confront them. He was defeated and killed at the Battle of Dupplin Moor, only nine days after his election as regent.

Through his marriage to Isabella Stewart they had a son Thomas, and a single daughter, Margaret, who succeeded her brother and became in her turn Countess of Mar.

Preceded by
Gartnait
Mormaer of Mar
1305–1332
Succeeded by
Thomas
Preceded by
Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray
Regent of Scotland
2–11 August 1332
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew Murray

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, John (1865). Le Livere de Reis de Britannie E Le Livere de Reis de Engletere (edited). London. pp. 342–3. 
  • Peter Traquair, Freedom's Sword