Joan of England was born - On this day in Scottish history


22 July 2019
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Joan of England, the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210.

Joan of England, queen consort of Scotland and wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210 to King John of England and Isabella of Angeloume.

Joan married Alexander II at the age of ten at York Minster - Alexander was aged 23. She was Scotland's queen consort between 1221 and 1238, the year of her death. The couple had no children together and Alexander went on to marry Marie de Coucy, who bore him a son Alexander, the future Alexander III of Scotland.