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Isabella I of Spain, well known as the patron of Christopher Columbus, with her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, are responsible for making possible the unification of Spain under their grandson Carlos I. As part of the drive for unification, Isabella appointed Tomás de Torquemada as the first Inquisitor General of the inquisition. March 31, 1492 marks the implementation of the Alhambra Decree; expulsion edicts forcing the removal or conversion of Jews and Muslims. Roughly 200,000 people left

On this day 8th October,1200, Isabella of Angouleme (in Western France) was crowned Queen consort of England as the second wife of King John until his death in 1216. She had give children by the king including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220 she remarried and had a further nine children.

Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was the first queen consort of Edward I of England. She was also Countess of Ponthieu in her own right from 1279 until her death in 1290, succeeding her mother and ruling together with her husband.

Isabella landing in England with her son, the future Edward III in 1326. Wikimedia

Isabella of France, Queen of England. A portrait somewhat later than her death in 1358, judging by the dagging on those sleeves.

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St Isabelle of France: founded Monastery Humility of the BVM; lived there in austerity. Sister of St Louis (26 Feb)

Roger Mortimer - lover of Queen Isabella who helped her to depose her husband Edward II. Mortimer was later executed by Isabellas son who became Edward III.

Medieval drawing of Edward III with the Order of the Garter. 1312-1377 - son of Edward II and Isabella of France - his mother & her lover, Roger Mortimer, Earl of March forced his father to renounce the throne in his favour when he was 14 - he married Phillippa of Hainault - they had 13 children - his grandson, Richard, became heir on the death of his eldest son, Edward, the Black Prince, Prince of Wales.

Isabella of France 1292 - 1358 | The marriage of Edward II and Isabella of France.

Isabella of France (9 November 1389 – 13 September 1409) was Queen consort of England as the second spouse of King Richard II. Her parents were King Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Isabella's younger sister, Catherine of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1420–1422, as the wife of King Henry V of England and mother of Henry VI, King of England.