Duchess Margaret BRABANT
- Born: 11 Sep 1275, Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
- Married: 8 Jul 1290
- Died: 1318
Other names for Margaret were ENGLAND Princess and BRABANT Duchess.
Ancestral File Number: 8WKN-DP.
Princess of ENGLAND, Duchess of BRABANT.
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p14 Family Tree: "Margaret 1275-1318, Mar John Duke of Brabant..."
p22: "There is a disagreement among authorities as to the number of children presented to Edward by his queen, some saying fifteen, others claiming a total of seventeen. On one point there is accord, however. Only four of the children were sons. Of the elevenor thirteen daughters, as the case may be, a number died in their infancy and nothing is known about them, not even their names. With those who lingered just long enough to acquire names, there has been little statistical recognition. Let us pick out one at random from the long list: Eleanor, Joanna, Margaret, Berengaria, Mary, Elizabeth, Alice, Blanche, Beatrice, Katherine...
"This much is well established, that all the royal children shared the Plantagenet beauty. Some of thedaughters were blond and blue-eyed, some were cast in the duskier mold of Castile...
"Edward loved all his daughters devotedly, but he must have looked them over with an uneasy eye. Daughters made poor successors to a throne as contentiousas that of England."
p43: "The histories of three of the princesses, Eleanor, Joanna, and Margaret, seem to run in a pattern. In an age when marriages, particularly in royal families, were arranged when the principals were little more than infants, these three daughters of England's greatest king seem to have found some belated happiness..."
p44: "Margaret, the fourth daughter of the king, married John of Brabant, an athletic young man, `stout, handsome, gracious and well-made,' whom she had known during her childhood. The colorful splendor of their wedding celebration- the extravagant costumes, the king and his knights attired in full armor- creates an unforgettable picture. All London seems to have joined theknights with their ladies in marching and singing through the streets of the city and suburbs while more than five hundred minstrels, fools, harpers, violinists, and trumpeters, some English, some foreign, cavorted about the palace grounds. Margaret was a merry child of fifteen years, the duke a few years older. Everything seemed conducive to a happy union. Actually the marriage proved disastrous. Margaret soon found that she was to be but one of many women in her husband's life. InBrussels, where she eventually went to live, whe was `doomed to the mortification of being perpetually surrounded with the bastard sons of her husband.'"
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf
p70: "Margaret Mar John Duke of Lorraine."
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press,
p192: "... Edward strengthened his party further by marrying three of his daughters to the Duke of Brabant, theson of the Count of Holland, and the Count of Bar as the price of their adherence to the coalition..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8WKN-DP.
Margaret married Duke John BRABANT, II on 8 Jul 1290. (Duke John BRABANT, II died in 1312.)