Beatrice Plantagenet Of England 26
- Born: 25 Jun 1242, Bordeaux, Gascony, France
- Marriage: Duke Of Bretagne Jean De Dreux II on 22 Jan 1260 in St Denis, Seine-St Denis, France
- Died: 24 Mar 1275, London, Middlesex, England aged 32
- Buried: Grey Friar's Church, Greenwich, London, England
Beatrice of England (1242-1275) was a daughter of Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. She was a younger sister of Edward I of England and an older sister of Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster.
King Håkon Håkonsson of Norway in the 1250s tried to obtain Beatrice as a wife for his son Magnus, but his advances were politely rejected by king Henry, as negotiations for Beatrice's hand were already being conducted with the French king.
On 22 January 1260, Beatrice married John II, Duke of Brittany. They were parents to six children:
Arthur II, Duke of Brittany
John de Bretagne, 1st Earl of Richmond
Pierre, Viscount de Leon
Marie de Dreux, wife of Guy III of Châtillon
Blanche de Dreux, wife of Philip of Artois
Eleonore, Abbess of Fontevrault
She was buried in Greyfriars Church, Greenwich, London.
Beatrice died on 24 March 1275 in London, England. Her death was once said to have occurred in childbirth, but the dates do not bear out this theory, which has been disproved in several articles. John II honored his wife with a chantry, an institutional chapel on private land or within a greater church, which was to be finished when he died, so that he and Beatrice would be together again. Beatrice was buried at Grey Friars Church in Greenwich , London. Her husband succeeded as duke 11 years after her death, therefore Beatrice was never styled Duchess of Brittany.
Beatrice married Duke Of Bretagne Jean De Dreux II, son of Count Of Bretagne Jean De Dreux I and Blanche De Champagne, on 22 Jan 1260 in St Denis, Seine-St Denis, France. (Duke Of Bretagne Jean De Dreux II was born on 4 Jan 1238 in Rennes, lle-Et-Vilaine, France 37 and died on 18 Nov 1305 in Lyons, Rhone, France 37.). The cause of his death was crushed to death.