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Joan of Navarre
Birth: 1370
Pamplona
Provincia de Navarra
Navarra, Spain
Death: Jul. 9, 1437
Havering-atte-Bower
London Borough of Havering
Greater London, England

French, English royalty; queen consort of King Henry IV. Also known as Joanna, she was the daughter of Charles II (Charles the Bad), King of Navarre and his wife Princess Joan, daughter of King John II of France. She married John V, Duke of Brittany, on October 2, 1386. They had nine children, seven of whom survived childhood. The Duke died in 1399, and Joan served as regent for her son John VI until 1401, when a marriage was arranged between her and Henry IV, King of England. They were married by proxy in April of 1402, and in person on February 7, 1403. They had no children, but Joan got along very well with Henry's five children (by his first marriage to Mary de Bohun). She was not, however, popular with the English people. Joan was falsely accused of witchcraft, necromancy, and attempting to poison her husband. Her situation was worsened by the fact that her son, the Duke of Brittany, was a political enemy of England. As a result she was imprisoned for four years at Pevensey Castle in Sussex. She lived quietly afterwards, into the reign of Henry's son, Henry V. She died at Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, aged about 70 years. She was laid to rest beside her husband. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles II of Navarre (1332 - 1387)
  Jeanne de France (1343 - 1373)
 
 Spouses:
  Jean de Bretagne (1339 - 1399)*
   Henry IV (1367 - 1413)*
 
 Children:
  Jeanne de Bretagne (1387 - 1388)*
  Jean de Bretagne (1389 - 1442)*
  Artus de Bretagne (1393 - 1458)*
  Gilles de Bretagne (1394 - 1412)*
  Richard de Bretagne (1395 - 1438)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury
City of Canterbury
Kent, England
 
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Originally Created by: girlofcelje
Record added: Nov 13, 2003
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In remembrance of my ancestor Queen Consort of King Henry IV
- PamKH
 Added: Apr. 30, 2017

- Carolee McGill-Barker
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