Margaret Stewart – Dauphine of France

Margaret of Scotland (Stewart) was born on 25 December 1424 as the eldest daughter of James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort. She was betrothed to the future King Louis XI of France from an early age as part of a political alliance for Scottish assistance in the war between France and England. Margaret sailed for [read more]

Eleanor Stewart

Eleanor Stewart – Archduchess of Austria

Eleanor of Scotland (Stewart) was born in 1433 as the daughter of James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort. She spent the better part of her childhood at Linlithgow, but in 1445 she and her sister Joan were invited to France by her sister Isabella who had married Francis I, Duke of Brittany in 1442. [read more]

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Blanche of France (1328 - 1382)

Queens Regent – Isabeau of Bavaria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Isabeau of Bavaria was born circa 1370 as the daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti. She was first proposed as a bride for Charles VI of France in 1383. She was to [read more]