Mary of Waltham
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|Mary of Waltham|
|Duchess consort of Brittany|
|Spouse||John V, Duke of Brittany|
|Father||Edward III of England|
|Mother||Philippa of Hainault|
10 October 1344|
|Died||December 1362 (aged 18)|
|Burial||Abingdon Abbey, Berkshire|
Mary was betrothed in childhood to John V of Brittany, who grew up with her. The betrothal was held c. 1355. She was married to John at Woodstock Palace on 3 July 1361 and they were acknowledged as Duke and Duchess of Brittany; they had no children
Within thirty weeks of marriage (March 1362), Mary became lethargic and died. She was buried in Abingdon Abbey with her sister Margaret, Countess of Pembroke, who died weeks before her. The Duke of Brittany would marry again, firstly to her cousin, Lady Joan Holland (1366) (a uterine-sister of Mary's nephew, Richard of Bordeaux, later King Richard II) and secondly to Joanna of Navarre (1386), later queen to Henry IV of England; Mary's nephew by her brother John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster.
|Ancestors of Mary of Waltham|
- See also Duchy of Brittany.
Joanna of Flanders
|Duchess consort of Brittany