- Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Pembroke
Margaret Plantagenet (1346-1361) was born
20 July 1346in Windsor to Edward III of Englandand his Queen, Philippa of Hainault. She was also known as Margaret of Windsor.
Margaret's first marriage prospect was the eldest son of
Albert of Austriabut this was ended due to politics at the time.
A few years later she was affianced to
John of Bloisson of Charles of Bloisand rival of John V of Brittanyto the Breton throne, however this was abandoned due to the fact her sister Mary was married to John V.
Margaret was brought up with
John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, son of Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembrokeand his wife Agnes the daughter of Roger Mortimer(the favourite of Isabella of France). As children they had a close companionship.
May 13, 1359, she became the wife of John Hastings on the same day as her brother Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarencemarried Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster, in Reading.
Just two years later, Margaret died, in 1361, and was buried in
Abingdon Abbey. Her exact date of death is unknown, though she was last mentioned as living on 1 October 1361. She was dead by Christmas of the same year. She and her husband had no children, and he later remarried, dying in captivity at the age of 27.
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