King Henry III of England
Eleanor of Provence
King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon
Johanna of Ponthieu, Countess Ponthieu
King Edward I "Longshanks" of England
Eleanor of Castile, Countess Ponthieu
Joan Plantagenet of Acre


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1. Gilbert de Clare Earl Gloucester and Hertford

2. Ralph de Monthermer

Joan Plantagenet of Acre 809,811,1253

  • Born: Apr 1272, Acre, Palestine 809,1253
  • Marriage (1): Gilbert de Clare Earl Gloucester and Hertford on 30 Apr 1290 in Westminster Abbey 1251
  • Marriage (2): Ralph de Monthermer in Jan 1297 1252
  • Died: 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England at age 35 809,1253

Joan married Gilbert de Clare Earl Gloucester and Hertford, son of Richard de Clare Fifth Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Gloucester and Maud de Lacy, on 30 Apr 1290 in Westminster Abbey.1251 (Gilbert de Clare Earl Gloucester and Hertford was born on 2 Sep 1243 in Christ Church, Hampshire, England 809,1254 and died on 7 Dec 1295 in Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales 809,1254.)

Joan next married Ralph de Monthermer in Jan 1297.1252 (Ralph de Monthermer was born circa 1270 1252 and died on 5 Apr 1325 1252.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Married in secret. 1252 Joan fell in love with Monthermer, a squire in her departed husband's estate, and after inducing her father to knight him, secretly married him in January 1297. When she was forced to reveal the marriage in April, the King was enraged, and had Monthermer imprisoned at Bristol . Thomas Walsingham relates that, while pleading for her husband, Joan told her father "No one sees anything wrong if a great earl marries a poor and lowly woman. Why should there be anything wrong if a countess marries a young and promising man?" With the intervention of Anthony Beck , Bishop of Durham , Edward relented, and released Monthermer from prison in August 1297

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