Joan of Navarre, Queen of England

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About Joan of Navarre, Queen of England

Joanna of Navarre

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Joanna of Navarre (c. 1370 Pamplona – 10 June 1437 Havering-atte-Bower) 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.

On October 2, 1386, Joanna married 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.

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. She became the second wife of Henry IV of England on 7 February 1403. 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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Joan of Navarre, Queen of England's Timeline

July 10, 1370
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
August 12, 1387
Age 17
Nantes, France
December 24, 1389
Age 19
December 24, 1389
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February 18, 1391
Age 20
Nantes, France
Age 21
Nantes, Loireatlantique, France
August 24, 1393
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