King Alexander SCOTLAND, II
- Born: 24 Aug 1198, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
- Married (1): 19 Jun 1221, York, Yorkshire, England
- Married (2): 1239
- Died: 8 Jul 1249, Kerrera Island, Argyll, Scotland
Another name for Alexander was SCOTLAND King.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJ7-BJ.
King of SCOTLAND Reigned 1214-1249.
Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982.
p3: "For over two hundred years, since Birnam Wood came to Dunsinane and the forces of Malcolm III had defeated and slain Macbeth, the House of Canmore had been the rulers of Scotland. During the reigns of eight succeeding kings of that blood, by conquest or by treaty, the realm had been enlarged so that when Alexander wed Yolande she became the queen of a kingdom which differed little in extent from the Scotland of the present day..."
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Alexander IIKing of Scotland 1214-1249, Mar =1 Joan Daughter of John King of England, =2 Marie Daughter of Enguerrand III Baron De Coucy, Died 1249."
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press, p23: "...On June 19, 1221, Joan, Henry's second sister, was married to the young Alexander of Scotland, at York..."
p67: "...The king's difficulties were increased by fresh troubles in Scotland and Wales. The friendship between Henry and his brother-in-law, AlexanderII, was weakened by the death of the Queen of Scots and by Alexander's marriage to a French lady in 1239. At last, in 1244, relations were so threatening that the English levies were mustered for a campaign at Newcastle. However, on mediationof Richard of Cornwall, Alexander bound himself not to make alliances with England's enemies, and the trouble passed away..."
Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Scotland 1214: "Alexander II, King of Scotland 1214-1249, Son of William..."
PHE and Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJ7-BJ Mar 19 Jun 1221, 8WKP-KP Mar 18 Jun 1221.
Alexander married Queen Joan England SCOTLAND, daughter of King John ENGLAND and Queen Isabella De Taillefer ENGLAND, on 19 Jun 1221 in York, Yorkshire, England. (Queen Joan England SCOTLAND was born on 22 Jul 1210 in Coucy, Alsne, Normandy, France, died on 4 Mar 1237-1238 in London, Middlesex, England and was buried in Tarrant Keynstan, Dorsetshire, England.)
Alexander also married Queen Marie De Coucy SCOTLAND, daughter of Baron Enguerrand De COUCY, III, in 1239.