In 1275 Dervoguila of Galloway (c.1210-1290) founded Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, in Scotland in memory of her beloved husband John de Balliol (c.1208-1268). After his death, she kept his embalmed heart in a silver and ivory chest that she took with her everywhere. Her husband had supported scholars at Oxford, and in 1282, Dervoguila endowed Balliol College in his memory. Their son briefly became John I, King of the Scots from 1292-1296. The monastery was suppressed in 1624.
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