Queen Isabella, the "she-wolf" of France (1295-1358). Isabella was the daughter of Philip IV of France & Joan I of Navarre. Isabella married Edward II of England & became Queen Consort. Isabella was praised for her beauty, diplomatic skills & intelligence. Her husband was an ineffectual king who came to be resented by his subjects. Isabella saw an opportunity, & raised an army & deposed her husband. She also managed to end the war with Scotland before her son took the throne as Edward III.
Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031 – 2 November 1083) was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen consort of the Kingdom of England. She bore William nine children, including two kings, William II and Henry I.
Queen Osburgh/Osburga (d.before 856) was the mother of Alfred the Great. During the early middle ages the mother was responsible for her children's education; she herself could be better educated than her husband. A 9th century account praises Osburgh for giving her sons a book of Saxon poetry, saying, "Whichever of you shall the soonest learn this volume shall have it for his own." When Alfred triumphed over his brother, she "smiles with satisfaction". PICTURE: Osburga reads for Alfred…
Isabella of France (1295 – 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. Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills and intelligence.
Emperor Haile Selassie. born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.
Isabella of Angoulême c.1188 – 31 May 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. She had five children by the king including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220, Isabella married Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.
Catherine de Valois. The mother of the Tudor dynasty. Wife of Henry V and Owen Tudor. With her second husband Owen Tudor she bore a son Edmund who married Margaret Beaufort who would then produce a new king for England King Henry VII. The first of the Tudors
Lady Frances Brandon (1517 – 1559), second enfant de Charles Brandon, 1er duc de Suffolk, et de Marie d'Angleterre, reine douairière de France. C’était la mère de Lady Jeanne Grey, qui fut brièvement reine d’Angleterre. Son oncle maternel était Henri VIII d’Angleterre, et sa tante maternelle était Marguerite Tudor, reine d’Écosse. Elle était donc sur la ligne de succession au trône d’Angleterre, et ses prétentions étaient soutenues en 1553 par les opposants à l’avènement de Marie Tudor.
Philippa, wife of Edward III of England, also is known to be the "most royal" Queen consort of England due to four of her great-great-grandfathers having been kings of France, Aragon, Naples, and Hungary.
STRONG historical woman. Matilda, Lady of the English. Though her father Henry I named Matilda his heir, she ruled for only a few months in 1141. Her cousin Stephen ruled between 1135 and 1141, and again from 1141 to 1154. Matilda successfully secured the throne for her son.
King Edward II (1307-1327). 18th great-grandfather of Queen Eliz II. House of Plantagenet. Reign: 20 yrs, 2 mos., 14 days. Successor: son, Edward III. He was appointed the 1st Prince of Wales by his father, King Edward I Longshanks. Considered incompetent, frivolous and unduly influenced by his "favourites", he was deposed by his wife Isabella & her lover Roger de Mortimer also my ancestors, and murdered in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.
Margaret Tudor was the eldest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. She was born on November 28, 1489 in the Palace of Westminster, a year and a half before her more famous brother Henry VIII. Because she was the first Tudor princess, Margaret was a valuable prize on the European marriage market and her father Henry VII was anxious to make a grand match to shore up his own shaky claim to the English throne
October 8, 1200: Isabella of Angouleme crowned Queen Consort of England. She is called the Helen of the Middle Ages. At the age of 12, already renowned for her beauty, she broke her engagement to a French count and married King John of England. Later, after John's death, she would marry that count, and engage in conspiracies against the French king. Ancestor