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Lady Isabelle D'Angouleme, Queen Consort of England

Lady Isabelle D'Angouleme, Queen Consort of England

Female 1188 - 1246  (58 years)

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  • Name Isabelle D'Angouleme 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Queen Consort of England 
    Born 1188  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Source :
    "Isabella of Angoulême ( French : Isabelle d'Angoulême; 1188 - 31 May 1246) was suo jure Countess of Angoulême and queen consort of England as the second wife of King John. She was queen from 24 August 1200 until John's death on 19 October 1216. She had five children by the king including his heir Henry who succeeded John as Henry III of England. In 1220, Isabella married secondly Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La March , by whom she had another nine children.
    Isabella formed a conspiracy against King Louis IX of France in 1241, after being publicly snubbed by his mother, Blanche of Castile for whom she had a deep-seated hatred. In 1244, after the plot had failed, Isabella was accused of attempting to poison the king, and to avoid arrest, sought refuge in Fontevraud Abbey where she died two years later at the age of about 58.

    Queen of England
    She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, by Alice of Courtenay, who was sister of Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople and granddaughter of King Louis VI of France.
    Isabella became Countess of Angoulême in her own right on 16 June 1202, by which time she was already queen of England. Her marriage to King John took place on 24 August 1200, at Bordeaux , a year after he annulled his first marriage to Isabel of Gloucester. She was crowned queen in an elaborate ceremony on 9 October at Westminster Abbey in London. Isabella was originally betrothed to Hugh IX le Brun, Count of Lusignan, son of the then Count of La Marche. As a result of John's temerity in taking her as his second wife, King Philip II of France confiscated all of their French lands, and armed conflict ensued....

    Second marriage
    When King John died in October 1216, Isabella's first act was to arrange the speedy coronation of her nine-year-old son at the city of Gloucester on 28 October. As the royal crown had recently been lost in The Wash , along with the rest of King John's treasure, she supplied her own golden circlet to be used in lieu of a crown. The following July, less than a year after his crowning as King Henry III of England, she left him in the care of his regent , William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and returned to France to assume control of her inheritance of Angoulême, which had belonged to her suo jure since 1202.
    In the spring of 1220, she married Hugh X of Lusignan , "le Brun", Seigneur de Luisignan, Count of La Marche , the son of Hugh IX, to whom she had been betrothed before her marriage to King John. It had been previously arranged that her eldest daughter Joan should marry Hugh, and the little girl was being brought up at the Lusignan court in preparation for her marriage. Hugh, however, upon seeing Isabella, whose beauty had not diminished, preferred the girl's mother. Princess Joan was provided with another husband, King Alexander II of Scotland , whom she wed in 1221...
    http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1574.htm 
    Died 31 May, 1246  Abaye de Fontevraud, Pays de Loire, France age 58 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abbaye de Fontevraud, Pays de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I183  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Adhemar (Aymar) Taillefer, Comte d'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1160,   d. 18 Jun, 1202, Limoges, Limousin, France age 42 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Alix (Alice) De Courtenay,   b. 1160, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb, 1218, France, age 58 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hugues X \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d\'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1190,   d. Aft 6 Jun 1249  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1217 
    Children 
    +1. Alix (Alfais) de Lusignan,   b. Abt 1224, Lusignan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1256, 32yo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hugues X \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d\'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1190,   d. Aft 6 Jun 1249  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1217 
    Children 
    +1. Hugues XI \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, Comte de La Marche et d\'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1190,   d. Aft 6 Jun 1249  (Age ~ 59 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 King John of England,   b. 24 Dec, 1168, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18-19 Oct, 1216, Newark Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England age 50 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Henry III Plantagenet, King of England 1216-1272,   b. 1 Oct, 1207, Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov, 1272, Westminster Palace, London England age 65 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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