Joanna of Navarre (Queen of England)

Female 1370 - 1437  (67 years)


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  • Name Joanna of Navarre (Queen of England) 
    Born 1370  Pamplona, Navarre, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jun 1437  Havering-atte-Bower, Havering, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Canterbury Cathedral Cemetery, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I718  King of Scots
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 

    Family Henry IV of Bolingbroke (King of England Lord Of Ireland),   b. 03 Apr 1366, Bolingbroke Castle Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1413, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 07 Feb 1403  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F292  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1370 - Pamplona, Navarre, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Feb 1403 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1437 - Havering-atte-Bower, Havering, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Canterbury Cathedral Cemetery, Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joan of Navarre (c. 1370 Pamplona ? 10 June 1437 Havering-atte-Bower) (French: Jeanne de Navarre) was a daughter of Charles the Bad, King of Navarre and Joan of France. Her maternal grandparents were John II of France and Bonne of Luxembourg. Through marriage she was the Duchess Consort of Brittany and later the Queen Consort of England when she wed King Henry IV of England.

      First Marriage and Children
      On October 2, 1386, Joanna married her first husband, John V, Duke of Brittany. They had nine children:

      Jeanne of Brittany (Nantes, August 12, 1387 ? December 7, 1388).
      a daughter (1388).
      John VI, Duke of Brittany (1389?1442).
      Marie of Brittany (Nantes, February 18, 1391 ? December 18, 1446), Lady of La Guerche, married at the Château de l'Hermine on June 26, 1398 John I of Alençon.
      Marguerite of Brittany (1392 ? April 13, 1428), Lady of Guillac, married on June 26, 1407, Alain IX, Viscount of Rohan and Count of Porhoët (d. 1462).
      Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (Château de Succinio, August 24, 1393 ? December 26, 1458, Château Nantes).
      Gilles of Brittany (1394 ? July 19, 1412, Cosne-sur-Loire), Lord of Chantocé and Ingrande.
      Richard of Brittany (1395 ? June 2, 1438, Château de Clisson), Count of Benon, Étampes, and Mantes, married in 1423 Margaret d'Orléans, Countess of Vertus, daughter of Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans.
      Blanche of Brittany (1397 ? aft. 1419), married at Nantes on June 26, 1407 John IV, Count of Armagnac.

      [edit] Second Marriage: Queen of England
      Her first husband died on 1 November 1399. She remained a widow for four years and acted as a regent for her son John VI during that time. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, affection developed between Jeanne and Henry Bolingbroke (the future King Henry IV) while he resided at the Bretagne court during his banishment from England. In 1403, Joan became the second wife of Henry IV. They had no children, but she is recorded as having had a good relationship with Henry's children from his first marriage, often taking the side of the future Henry V of England, "Prince Hal," in his quarrels with his father.

      Nevertheless, during the reign of Henry V, she was accused of using witchcraft to try to poison him. She was convicted in 1419 and imprisoned for about four years in Pevensey Castle in Sussex, England. After that she lived quietly, through Henry V's reign and into that of his son, Henry VI. She is buried in Canterbury Cathedral next to Henry IV.



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