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Katherine Swynford may be the lady in blue kneeling at the front of this manuscript illustration of Chaucer.
Isabella of France. Isabella the "She-Wolf" arriving back in England with her young son, Edward, aged 13, in 1326. She had been raising an army in France to overthrow her homosexual, ineffectual husband, Edward II. She succeeded, and was briefly co-regent (with Mortimer), until her son, Edward III, got up the nerve to turf them out and begin his own rule. Isabella then "retired" to a convent.