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Joan of Navarre

(c. 1370—1437) queen of England, second consort of Henry IV.


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(c. 1370–1437),

queen of Henry IV. A daughter of Charles the Bad, king of Navarre, Joan married John IV, duke of Brittany, in 1386. After his death in 1399, she acted as regent for Duke John V until his inauguration in 1401. Henry (IV) had visited the Breton court during his exile. Joan was crowned in 1403; the marriage was childless. She chose to remain in England after Henry's death. Relations with her stepson Henry V were amicable until 1419, when she was accused of plotting his death by witchcraft. She was confined without trial until 1422, but restored by Henry's death‐bed wish.

Subjects: British History.


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