DAVID II (1329–1371)

David II (5 March 1324 – 22 February 1371) was King of Scotland for nearly 42 years, from 1329 until his death in 1371. He was the last male of the House of Bruce. Although David spent long periods in exile or captivity, he managed to ensure the survival of his kingdom and left the Scottish monarchy in a strong position.   On 17 July 1328, when he was 4, David was married to 7 year old Joan of the Tower, at Berwick-upon-Tweed. She was the daughter of Edward II of England and Isabella of France. They had no issue. (Wikipedia).


BNJ References:

H. J. Dakers,             ‘The first issue of David II’, 23 (1938-41), 51-58, pl.

J. Davidson,             ‘Distinguishing marks on the later issues of David II’, 26 (1949-51), 155-63, pl.

C. Gallagher,           ‘Neglected documentary evidence for the currency of 14th cent. Scottish coins in N.E. Ireland’, 36 (1967), 93-95

N. M. McQ. Holmes,   ‘An unrecorded farthing type of David II of Scotland, 66 (1996), 126, pl.

N. M. McQ. Holmes,   The Catherinefield, Dumfries, hoard, 2007-8, appendix 2: David II Aberdeen half-groats, 79 (2009), 182-84, pl.

N. M. McQ. Holmes and Lord Stewartby, ‘Scottish coinage in the first half of the fourteenth century’, 70 (2000), 45-60, 4 pls.

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