Mary Plantagenet


Mary Plantagenet

Mary Plantagenet (October 10, 1344 – 1362)Born in Waltham, Hampshire, the daughter of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. She is sometimes styled Mary of Waltham.

History

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 Abbey with 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 England in 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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