|Father:||William (I, the Lion, King of Scotland 1165-1214) ( - d.1214)|
|Mother:||Beaumont, Ermengarde de ( - d.1233)|
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|1212||14yrs||William gives son as hostage|
|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.|
|1214||Dec 5||16yrs||Alexander II became King of the Scots|
|Alexander was crowned at Scone.|
|1221||23yrs||Joan marries Alexander II|
|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.|
|1241||43yrs||Henry entertains at Woodstock|
|Henry spent time at Woodstock and entertained Alexander. King of the Scots and the English nobility.|
|1249||Jul 8||51yrs||Alexander II of Scotland dies|
|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.|
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