Sunday, March 4, 2018

Fact of the Day: Queen Joan Beaufort

Joan Beaufort was in a way unlikely to be the consort to any monarch. Her father John Beaufort (grandson of King Edward III of England) was originally born a bastard, but he was legitimatized when his parents eventually married. When King James I of Scotland became a prisoner of King Henry IV of England (Joan's half-uncle), King James I was freed on the condition that he married Joan. While political, King James I apparently was impressed by her beauty, and they did have many heirs including the future King James II of Scotland. 

9 comments:

  1. You do find the most interesting historical facts.

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  2. Some have it, while the others have to slave.

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  3. Sure quite the roundabout way

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  4. Fate brought about true love. Pretty cool that you know all these facts. Hugs...RO

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  5. So many royals. It's hard to keep track of everything.

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  6. Get a Get Out of Jail Free card by marrying a beauty. Sounds like a deal to me!

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