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Joan Beaufort

(c. 1400—1445) queen of Scots, consort of James I 1394–1437

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(c. 1400–45),

queen of James I of Scotland. Daughter of John Beaufort, earl of Somerset, Joan was married to James I of Scotland at Southwark in February 1424, a match celebrated in James's poem ‘The Kingis Quair’. A target for King James's assassins in 1437, the wounded queen escaped to head her infant son's administration.

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