Joan of The Tower

Joan of The Tower

Queen of Scotland
Born Jul 5, 1321

Joan of England, known as Joan of The Tower, was the first wife and Queen consort of king David II of Scotland.

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1321 Birth Born on July 5, 1321.
1328 6 Years Old In accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Northampton, she was married on 17 July 1328 (at seven years of age) to David II of Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed. … Read More
1329 7 Years Old On 7 June 1329, her father-in-law Robert I of Scotland died and David II became King. … Read More


1333 12 Years Old Owing to the victory of Edward III of England and his protégé Edward Balliol at Halidon Hill in July 1333, David and his Queen were sent for safety into France, reaching Boulogne in May 1334, where they were received by the French King, her relative Philip VI. … Read More
1339 18 Years Old David was present at the bloodless meeting of the English and French armies at Vironfosse in October 1339.


1341 20 Years Old Meanwhile David's representatives had obtained the upper hand in Scotland, and David and Joan were thus enabled to return to his kingdom in June 1341, when he took the reins of government into his own hands.
1346 25 Years Old In 1346, David II was taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346, and remained imprisoned in England for eleven years. … Read More


1357 36 Years Old After he was released in 1357, she decided to remain in England. Joan was close to her mother, whom she nursed during her last days. Joan herself died in 1362, aged 41, at Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire and was buried at the Grey Friars Church, London.


1362 41 Years Old Died on September 7, 1362.
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