Category:Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots
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English: Joan Beaufort (c. 1404 – 15 July 1445) was the Queen Consort of Scotland from 1424 to 1437 as the spouse of King James I of Scotland. During part of the minority of her son James II (from 1437 to 1439), she served as the Regent of Scotland. She was a daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Margaret Holland, and a half-niece of King Henry IV of England. Joan was named after her aunt, Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. James of Scotland fell in love with her during his time as a prisoner in England (1406–1424). She is said to have been the inspiration for James's famous long poem, The Kingis Quair.
Queen Consort of Scotland from 1424 to 1437
|Date of birth||1404 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)|
|Date of death||15 July 1445, 15 July 1445 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)|
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