Joan of Bar: Abandoned Wife

More and more I am reading historucal fuctiin books where facts mingle and often I have either read or (as of right now) reading about certain historucl characters, in this case, not Joan but Edward 111, so it is all tying togethet nicely. Thank you Sharon.

History... the interesting bits!

128px-Bar_Arms.svg Arms of the County of Bar

You would think that a man who was given a king’s granddaughter as a wife would relish the glamour and connections such a bride brought. However, this was not always the case and nowhere is it more obvious than in the life and marriage of Joan of Bar.

Joan was the granddaughter of the mighty Edward I and his queen, Eleanor of Castile. Her mother was Eleanor, Edward and Eleanor’s eldest surviving child. Eleanor of England had been born in 1264 and was first married to Alfonso III, King of Aragon, by proxy on 15th August 1290 at Westminster Abbey.

However the groom died before the marriage could be consummated and Eleanor married again at Bristol on 20th September 1293, to Henry III, Count of Bar. Henry and Eleanor had at least 2 children together. Their son, Edward, and daughter, Joan, were born in…

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