- Mary Plantagenet
Mary Plantagenet (
October 10, 1344– 1362)Born in Waltham, Hampshire, the daughter of Edward III of Englandand Philippa of Hainault. She is sometimes styled Mary of Waltham.
Mary was betrothed in childhood to
John V of Brittany, who grew up with her.
In 1348 Mary met her mother and sister-in-law Joanna. Then in 1360 she went to stay with her sister-in-law
Blanche of Lancaster.
In 1361 she and John were married at
Woodstock Palace[ [http://www.thepeerage.com/p10189.htm#i101881 Reference from the Peerage] ] and acknowledged as Duke and Duchess of Brittany.
Within thirty weeks of marriage Mary became lethargic and died, she was buried in
Abingdon Abbeywith her sister Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Pembroke, who died weeks before her.
Mary's statue can still be seen on south side of the tomb of
Edward III of Englandin Westminster Abbey. She never did visit Brittany. [cite book|author=Weir, Alison|title=Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy|publisher=The Bodley Head London, U.K.|year=2002|id=ISBN 0-7126-4286-2 page 112 & 113]
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