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From: "Phil Moody" <>
Subject: Re: King's kinsfolk: Robert II, King of Scotland and David, Duke of Rothesay
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 14:50:48 -0500
From the time of Henry (I)'s marriage to the daughter of Malcolm (III) and St.
Margaret, the kings of England have been related to the Kings of Scotland on
the distaff side. Even King Stephen had a relationship to the Scottish throne
via another line.
Robert the Bruce was descended from David (I) through the distaff side as
well; so they were all descendants of Malcolm (III) and St. Margaret.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Richardson" <>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 2:15 PM
Subject: King's kinsfolk: Robert II, King of Scotland and David, Duke of
> Dear Newsgroup ~
> I've located references to kinship between the Plantagenet kings and
> the Scottish royal family which I'm unable to explain.
> I find that Robert II, King of Scotland, was called "Illustris
> Principis, Roberti Consanguinei nostri de Scotia" [illustrious prince,
> Robert our kinsman of Scotland] in 1373 by King Edward III of England
> [Reference: Thomas Rymer, Foedera 7 (1728): 2-3, 9-10].
> Likewise, I find that King Robert II's grandson, David, Duke of
> Rothesay, was similarly styled "kinsman" by King Richard II of England
> [Reference: Thomas Rymer, Foedera 8 (1727): 82].
> Does anyone have any idea what the kinship might be involved here?
> Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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