Margaret of France

(c. 1282—1318) queen of England

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(c. 1282–1318),

queen of Edward I. Edward's second wife, whom he married in 1299, was some 40 years younger than her husband. The marriage was the result of diplomatic moves in the aftermath of the war of 1294–7 between England and France; Margaret was a daughter of Philip III of France by his second marriage. She bore Edward a son, Thomas, in admirably short order. A second son, Edmund, and a daughter, Eleanor, followed.

Subjects: British History.

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