Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Isabella of France

Isabella of France[1, 2]

Female Abt 1292 - 1358  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name Isabella of France 
    Born Abt 1292  Paris, Ile de France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France>:
    "Isabella of France (c. 1295 \endash 22 August 1358), sometimes described as the She-wolf of France, was Queen consort of England as the wife of Edward II of England. She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills and intelligence.

    Isabella arrived in England at the age of twelve during a period of growing conflict between the king and the powerful baronial factions. Her new husband was notorious for the patronage he lavished on his favourite, Piers Gaveston, but the queen supported Edward during these early years, forming a working relationship with Piers and using her relationship with the French monarchy to bolster her own authority and power. After the death of Gaveston at the hands of the barons in 1312, however, Edward later turned to a new favourite, Hugh Despenser the younger, and attempted to take revenge on the barons, resulting in the Despenser War and a period of internal repression across England. Isabella could not tolerate Hugh Despenser and by 1325 her marriage to Edward was at a breaking point.

    Travelling to France under the guise of a diplomatic mission, Isabella began an affair with Roger Mortimer, and the two agreed to depose Edward and oust the Despenser family. Isabella returned to England with a small mercenary army in 1326; moving rapidly across England, Edward's forces deserted him. Isabella deposed Edward, becoming regent on behalf of her son, Edward III. Many have believed that Isabella then arranged the murder of Edward II. Isabella and Mortimer's regime began to crumble, thanks in part to her lavish spending, but also due to Isabella successfully, but unpopularly, resolving long-running problems such as the wars with Scotland.

    In 1330, Isabella's son Edward III deposed Mortimer in turn, taking back his authority and executing Isabella's lover. Isabella was not punished, however, and lived for many years in considerable style, although not at Edward III's court, until her death in 1358. Isabella became a popular "femme fatale" figure in plays and literature over the years, usually portrayed as a beautiful but cruel, manipulative figure...

    Isabelle De France
    Queen consort of England
    Tenure 25 January 1308 - 20 January 1327
    Coronation 25 February 1308
    Spouse Edward II of England
    Issue
    Edward III of England
    John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall
    Eleanor, Countess of Guelders
    Joan, Queen of Scots
    House House of Capet (by birth)
    House of Plantagenet (by marriage)
    Father Philip IV of France
    Mother Joan I of Navarre
    Born c. 1295
    Paris, France
    Died 22 August 1358, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England
    Burial Grey Friars' Church at Newgate  [3
    Died 22 Aug, 1358  Castle Rising, Norfolk, England, age 66 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Christ Church Greyfriars, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I177  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2018 

    Father Philippe IV 'le Bel', King of France 1285-1314,   b. 1268, Fontainebleau, Ile-De-France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov, 1314, Fontainebleau, Ile-De-France, France, age 46 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Jeanne I De Champagne, Reine De Navarre & De France,   b. 17 Apr, 1271, Bar-Sur-Seine, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr, 1305, Chateau de Vincennes, Ile de France, France, age 33 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 16 Aug 1284  Notre Dame, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward II, King of England 1307-1327,   b. 25 Apr, 1284, Caemarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Sept, 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Edward III, King of England 1327-1377,   b. 13 Nov,1312, Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun, 1377, Richmond (Sheen) Palace, Richmond, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [putative]
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Isabelle of France
    Isabelle of France

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00001692&tree=LEO.

    2. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France.

    3. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm), http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1403.htm.