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|Died||Feb 1371||Buried At|
|Father||Bruce, Robert (the Bruce, I, King of the Scots 1306-1329)||Mother|
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|Father:||Bruce, Robert (the Bruce, I, King of the Scots 1306-1329) (b.1274 - d.1329)|
|Mother:||Elizabeth (2nd wife of Robert I of Scotland)|
David (II, King of the Scots 1329-1371) ( - d.1371)
+Joan (Daughter of Edward II)
The birth of David (II), the future king of Scotland to Robert I and Elizabeth de Burgh.
Part of the Treaty of Northampton was the betrothal of David (II), son of Robert King of the Scots, to Edward's sister Joan. The two were married in the same year.
Robert I (the Bruce) of Scotland died and was followed by David (II). David was only 5 years old and so Edward Balliol claimed his right to the throne being the son of John who was king of Scotland from 1292 to 1296.
David II, at the age of 7, was crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
With help from English archers Edward Balliol forwarded his right to the Scottish throne by defeating David II's followers at Dupplin Moor.
Edward III and David II agreed to peace and Edward returns to London.
During Edward III's absence on the campaign of Crecy the Scottish king David II was approached by the French King Philippe VI of Valois to invade England. David II did so and advanced south but at Neville's Cross they met a band of monks, priests and land workers who managed to defeat the Scottish army. The band were led by the archbishop of York William Zouche. David II was captured and sent to London to be held at the Tower.
This treaty, signed between Edward III and David II of Scotland, allowed David to go free from prison where he had been kept for the previous 11 years. A ransom of 100,000 marks was the price of his freedom.
The Stewart dynasty was begun when Robert II took the Scottish throne after the death of David II.