David II may refer to:
- David II Magistros of Tao-Klarjeti (died 937)
- David II of Lori (fl. 1111–1118)
- David II of Scotland (1324–1371)
- Dawit II of Ethiopia (1501–1540)
- David II of Kakheti (1678–1722)
- David II of Imereti (1756–1795)
... discussion, promoting the idea that the middle-aged Edward Balliol might retain the throne and David II — who would relocate to England — be named his heir ... Philip VI, David II's protector and adviser, had been persuaded by Pope Benedict XII to postpone his own military action, but in March 1336 he persuaded David ...
... In 1341, David II reached the age of 18 ... infighting amongst the Scottish loyalists had once again become an issue, and David II was eager to establish his own authority and surround himself with his own people ... These urges caused David II to make some questionable decisions that probably had the opposite effect of what he had intended ...
... III of England attempted to install Edward Balliol on the Scottish throne, in place of King David II, son of Robert the Bruce ... Under the terms of the treaty, David II was released by the English, who had captured him at the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346 ... David II also agreed to name Edward III of England as his successor, which was rejected by the Scottish people, as evidenced by continuing cross-border raids ...
... David II would remain captive to the English until 1357, during much of which time he resided in the Tower of London ... With David II in his custody, Edward III had a good opportunity to try and reach terms, though Edward Balliol's interests were a sticking point ... by the time he made his first offer, in 1348, which seems to have been that David II would hold Scotland as a fief for England, naming Edward III or one of his sons as his successor, should he die ...
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