Joan of England, Queen of Scotland
|Joan of England|
|Queen consort of Scotland|
|Tenure||21 June 1221 – 4 March 1238|
|Spouse||Alexander II, King of Scots
m. 21 June 1221; dec. 1238
|House||House of Plantagenet (by birth)
House of Dunkeld (by marriage)
|Father||John, King of England|
|Mother||Isabella of Angoulême|
|Born||22 July 1210|
|Died||4 March 1238
|Burial||Tarant Crawford Abbey]], Dorset|
Joan was brought up in the court of Hugh X of Lusignan who was promised to her in marriage from an early age, as compensation for him being jilted by her mother Isabella, 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 were taking place.
She and Alexander married on 21 June 1221, at York Minster. Alexander was twenty-three. Joan was ten, almost eleven. They had no children. Joan died in her brother's arms at Havering-atte-Bower in 1238, and was buried at Tarrant Crawford Abbey in Dorset.
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.
|Ancestors of Joan of England, Queen of Scotland|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Joan of England (1238).|
- Annales de Dunstaplia
- Annales de Theokesberia
- The Annals of Worcester
- Agnes Mure Mackenzie, The Foundations of Scotland (1957), p. 251.
- Mackenzie, p. 260.
- A Medieval Chronicle of Scotland: The Chronicle of Melrose
Ermengarde de Beaumont
|Queen consort of Scotland
Marie de Coucy