Person:Isabella of Scotland (1)

Isabella of Scotland
b.bet 1425 and 1427 Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
d.bet 13 Oct 1494 and 5 Mar 1499
Facts and Events
Name Isabella of Scotland
Alt Name Isabel Stewart
Gender Female
Birth? bet 1425 and 1427 Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Alt Birth? 1426 Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Marriage 30 Oct 1442 to François , duc de Bretagne
Death[2] bet 13 Oct 1494 and 5 Mar 1499
Ancestral File Number 921S-26


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Isabella Stewart (autumn of 1426 – 13 October 1494/5 March 1499) was a Scottish princess and by marriage the Duchess of Brittany. Also known as Isabel Stewart and Isabel of Scotland, she was the second daughter of James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort and the second wife of Duke Francis I of Brittany.

It was said she was more beautiful than her elder sister Margaret, who married the Dauphin of France, and that John VI, Duke of Brittany proposed to marry her to his son; thus he sent ambassadors to Scotland to take a description of her. They reported she was handsome, upright and graceful but she seemed simple too. The Duke's reply was "My friends, return to Scotland and bring her here, she is all I desire, and I will have no other; your clever women do more harm than good".

Isabella was married to Francis I, Duke of Brittany at the Château d'Auray on October 30, 1442, after which the whole court went to Rennes for eight days of festivities.

Upon the death of her sister Margaret, Isabella penned an illuminated prayer book of hours Livre d'Isabeau d'Escosse, which is still in preserved to this day. Like her father she had some reputation as a poet.

She had two children:

Upon her husband's death in 1450, there were talks of Isabella's marrying Charles, Prince of Viana, heir to the disputed Kingdom of Navarre, but this proposal fell through due to the disapproval of Charles VII of France. Her brother James II made vigorous efforts to persuade her to return to Scotland, where he hoped to arrange a second marriage for her. Isabella however refused,saying that she was happy and popular in Brittany and was in any case too frail to travel, and complaining that her brother had never paid her dowry. Isabella died in 1494, which suggests that her claims of ill health 40 years earlier were much exaggerated.

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References
  1.   Isabella of Scotland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Lady ISABEL Stewart, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.