|Father||William (I, the Lion, King of Scotland 1165-1214)||Mother||Beaumont, Ermengarde de|
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Alexander (II, King of Scotland 1198-1249) (b.1198 - d.1249)
+Joan (Daughter of King John) (b.1210 - d.1238) +Coucy, Marie de =Alexander (III, King of Scotland 1249-1286) ( - d.1286) +Margaret ( - d.1275) =Alexander (son of Alexander III) ( - d.1284) =David (son of Alexander III) ( - d.1281) =Margaret (daughter of Alexander III) +Eric (King of Norway) =Margaret (Maid of Norway) (b.1283 - d.1290)
William, King of the Scots was prepared to give John his eldest son, Alexander as hostage to keep the peace between the two countries. William was also eager that Alexander should become King of the Scots after himself. Earning the trust of John was to be repaid later when John sent an army to Scotland to help William put down a rebellion.
Alexander was crowned at Scone.
At York Minster, king John's daughter Joan married Alexander II, the king of the Scots. Joan was only eleven years old at the time of the wedding.
Henry spent time at Woodstock and entertained Alexander. King of the Scots and the English nobility.
Alexander raised an army and sailed to the Hebrides to regain control of them from Norway, he wanted to end the agreement alliance between the Lord of Argyll and the Norwegians. Alexander became ill on the voyage and was unable to recover. He died on the island of Kerrera.