The Two Wives of Robert II, King of Scots ~ Elizabeth Mure and Euphemia Ross

The Freelance History Writer

Queen Euphemia and Robert II, King of Scots from the Forman Armorial, 1562 Queen Euphemia and Robert II, King of Scots from the Forman Armorial, 1562

Robert II, King of Scots and grandson of Robert the Bruce was a handsome, charming man who had many descendants. He not only had two wives who had numerous children but many mistresses who had babies as well. In fact, we will never really know how many offspring he had because the annals only name his male illegitimate children and none of the females. Due to these many progenies and some questioning the legitimacy of his children by his first wife, conflict over who should accede to the throne of the Scots would last for eighty years. Let’s take a look at Robert’s two wives.

The First Wife ~ Elizabeth Mure

Elizabeth Mure is a shadowy and elusive woman due to the lack of surviving historical record. The best guess of when she was born is 1320…

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