David II of Scotland facts for kids
|King of Scots|
|Reign||June 7, 1329 – February 22, 1371|
|Born||March 5, 1324|
|Died||February 22, 1371|
|Place of death||Dundonald|
|Consort||Joan of the Tower
|Mother||Elizabeth de Burgh|
Edward Balliol, with support from Edward III of England fought against David, so that he could become king. He defeated David at the Battle of Dupplin on 12 August, 1332. Balliol was crowned king, and in July 1333, the nine year old David and his queen were sent to France for their safety. In June 1341 he came back and began to rule. In 1346 he invaded England, but was defeated and taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville's Cross on October 17, 1346, and remained in England for eleven years, living mainly in London and at Odiham in Hampshire. In October 1357 he was allowed to go back to Scotland for a payment of 100,000 marks. The money was never paid completely. In 1371 David died in Edinburgh Castle.
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