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The daughters of James I & Joan Beaufort
« on: March 05, 2008, 06:23:27 PM »
Does anyone have any interesting information or pictures on James I of Scotlands daughters?


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Re: The daughters of James I & Joan Beaufort
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 02:06:16 AM »
   Children of James I and Joan Beauford


 * Margaret of Scotland (1424-1445), wife of Louis XI of France.
    * Isabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland 1426-1494 married Francis I, Duke of Brittany
    * Eleanor Stewart, Princess of Scotland 1427-1480 married Sigismund, Archduke of Austria
    * Mary of Scotland, Countess of Buchan 1428-1465 married Wolfart VI van Borsselen
    * Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton ca 1428-/1486 married James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton  *    *
    * Annabella of Scotland married and divorced 1. Louis of Savoy, and then married and divorced 2. George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly.

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Margaret was lovely, gracious and very beautiful ("facie venusta valde" says the compiler of the Book of Pluscarden, "a very lovely face"), with a certain ability to write poesy and rhymes (no example of her compositions survived destruction at her husband's hands after her death). She was also superficial and very interested in court's social and gallant life. She was a favourite of her father-in-law Charles VII of France and popular among the courtiers. However, she felt herself alien amongst the French court, and became depressed.

She had a strained relationship with her husband, the future king of France, mainly because of Louis' hatred of his father. Charles VII ordered the marriage, and Margaret frequently supported the king against her husband. It is said that she wore a strongly tied corset because of her fear of pregnancies. Her unhappy marriage furthered her depression, as did the gossip spread regarding her by supporters of Louis.

She died childless in 1445, at the age of 20. Melancholy and distressed by slander against her, she sank into a final languor before dying. Her last words, in response to urging to rouse herself and live, were supposedly Fi de la vie! qu'on ne m'en parle plus ("Fie on life! Speak no more of it to me"). She was buried in St Laon Abbey, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, France.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Scotland_%28Dauphine_of_France%29

Margaret was described as having
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comely figure and exceeding fair countenance. It was says another chronicler, "Moult belle chose de voir les paremens et abillemens, en quoi elle estoit, les quelle elle  avoit apportez de san pois." A long robe flowed from her shoulders and a crown of gold was about her head.
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  From Five Stuart Princesses by Harold Edgeworth
Interesting description of the Slander against her.......
http://books.google.com/books?id=XHdcF8n5m1MC&pg=PA337&dq=description+of+Margaret+stewart+wife+of+Louis+XI+of+France&lr=&ei=qe3QR_TmLpGSzQTLiamwBQ#PPA36,M1

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Re: The daughters of James I & Joan Beaufort
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 10:04:27 AM »
Margaret Stewart of Scotland, Dauphine of France


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Re: The daughters of James I & Joan Beaufort
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 01:46:21 PM »
   Children of James I and Joan Beauford


 * Margaret of Scotland (1424-1445), wife of Louis XI of France.
    * Isabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland 1426-1494 married Francis I, Duke of Brittany
    * Eleanor Stewart, Princess of Scotland 1427-1480 married Sigismund, Archduke of Austria
    * Mary of Scotland, Countess of Buchan 1428-1465 married Wolfart VI van Borsselen
    * Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton ca 1428-/1486 married James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton  *    *
    * Annabella of Scotland married and divorced 1. Louis of Savoy, and then married and divorced 2. George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly.

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Margaret was lovely, gracious and very beautiful ("facie venusta valde" says the compiler of the Book of Pluscarden, "a very lovely face"), with a certain ability to write poesy and rhymes (no example of her compositions survived destruction at her husband's hands after her death). She was also superficial and very interested in court's social and gallant life. She was a favourite of her father-in-law Charles VII of France and popular among the courtiers. However, she felt herself alien amongst the French court, and became depressed.

She had a strained relationship with her husband, the future king of France, mainly because of Louis' hatred of his father. Charles VII ordered the marriage, and Margaret frequently supported the king against her husband. It is said that she wore a strongly tied corset because of her fear of pregnancies. Her unhappy marriage furthered her depression, as did the gossip spread regarding her by supporters of Louis.

She died childless in 1445, at the age of 20. Melancholy and distressed by slander against her, she sank into a final languor before dying. Her last words, in response to urging to rouse herself and live, were supposedly Fi de la vie! qu'on ne m'en parle plus ("Fie on life! Speak no more of it to me"). She was buried in St Laon Abbey, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, France.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Scotland_%28Dauphine_of_France%29

Margaret was described as having
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comely figure and exceeding fair countenance. It was says another chronicler, "Moult belle chose de voir les paremens et abillemens, en quoi elle estoit, les quelle elle  avoit apportez de san pois." A long robe flowed from her shoulders and a crown of gold was about her head.
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  From Five Stuart Princesses by Harold Edgeworth
Interesting description of the Slander against her.......
http://books.google.com/books?id=XHdcF8n5m1MC&pg=PA337&dq=description+of+Margaret+stewart+wife+of+Louis+XI+of+France&lr=&ei=qe3QR_TmLpGSzQTLiamwBQ#PPA36,M1



Does anyone know where Eleanor Stewart, Princess of Scotland is buried ?