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England's Queen Isabella, She-Wolf of France

England's Queen Isabella, She-Wolf of France: Isabella of France

My ancestor is pictured here, Roger Mortimer "ISABELLA OF FRANCE (born between 1288-1296-d.1358). QUEEN CONSORT OF EDWARD II from 25th January, 1308 until her husband's deposition on 20th January, 1327. HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET. PICTURE: 15th century manuscript illustration of Isabella of France with Roger Mortimer (hence the reason why Isabella and her lover are wearing Gothic armor). From a manuscript in the British Library."

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.

Mortimer's Hole - On the 19th October 1330 supporters of the young King Edward III entered the castle through Mortimer's Hole and captured Queen Isabella and her lover, Roger Mortimer. The two were ostensibly ruling England until Edward came of age. Isabella was put under house arrest and Mortimer was executed in London on 29th November 1330.

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Scandalous women in British history

Isabella of France - one of history's most famous femme fatales, Edward II's French queen famously overthrew her husband with the aid of her lover, Roger Mortimer, in 1326. After her son, Edward, wrested back power, Mortimer was executed, but Isabella was allowed to live.

The Pope granted a dispensation for John "Lackland" Plantagenet (John I) to marry his first wife, Isabella of Gloucester, as they were both great-grandchildren of Henry I. Their marriage was annulled in 1199, and Isabel never became queen. John went on to marry Isabella of Angouleme.

painting of isabella of france she wold | Isabella of France circa 1295 to 1358 known as the She-Wolf of France ...Isabella arrived in England at the age of 12 .. Her new husband was notorious for the patronage he lavished on his favourite, Piers Gaveston, ... Edward later turned to a new favourite, Hugh Despenser the younger, ;Isabella detested dispenser.....her marriage deteriorated.. she formed a relationship with roger Mortimer welsh border lord... Pinned from agefotostock.com