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:

Kay said...

You do find the most interesting historical facts.

Bob Bushell said...

Some have it, while the others have to slave.

Kati said...

Quite a career, I would say!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Pat Hatt said...

Sure quite the roundabout way

RO said...

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

Martha said...

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

Kirk said...

How romantic.

Christine said...

very nice

Fundy Blue said...

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