Isabella of France, Queen of England

Isabella of France, Queen of England

Female Abt 1279 - 1358  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name Isabella of France 
    Suffix Queen of England 
    Born Abt 1279  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Isabella Capet  [3
    Died 22 Aug 1358  Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Castle Rising is a ruined medieval fortification in the village of Castle Rising, Norfolk, England. It was built soon after 1138 by William d'Aubigny II, who had risen through the ranks of the Anglo-Norman nobility to become the Earl of Arundel.

      Map, image, history & source for Castle Rising ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rising_(castle)
    Buried Christ Church Greyfriars, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Christ Church Greyfriars, also known as Christ Church Newgate Street,[1] was a church in Newgate Street, opposite St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. Established as a monastic church in the thirteenth century, it became a parish church after the dissolution of the monastery.

      Following its destruction in the Great Fire of London of 1666, it was rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. Except for the tower, the church was largely destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. The ruins are now a public garden.
    Person ID I37375  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2015 

    Father Philip of France, IV, King of France,   b. APRIL-JUNE 1268, Fontainebleu, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1314, Fontainebleu, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Joan of Navarre, I, Queen of France,Countess of Champagne,   b. 14 Jan 1273, Bar-sur-Seine, Champagne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1305, Chateau de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1284  [1
    Family ID F13826  Group Sheet

    Family Edward II, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 0___ 1308  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Edward III, King of England,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Richmond Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Joan of the Tower, Queen of Scotland,   b. 5 Jul 1321, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1362, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F13862  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1279 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1358 - Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Christ Church Greyfriars, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Queen Isabella (1295-1358)
    Queen Isabella (1295-1358)

    Consort to King Edward (1239-1307) who was known as "Longshanks", arch-enemy of William Wallace in the movie, "Bravehart"

  • Notes 
    • Click here for Queen Isabella's biography ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France

      Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), sometimes described as the She-wolf of France, was Queen of England as the wife of Edward II. 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.

      Isabella arrived in England at the age of 12 [2] during a period of growing conflict between the king and the powerful baronial factions. Her new husband was notorious for the patronage he lavished on his favourite, Piers Gaveston, but the queen supported Edward during these early years, forming a working relationship with Piers and using her relationship with the French monarchy to bolster her own authority and power. After the death of Gaveston at the hands of the barons in 1312, however, Edward later turned to a new favourite, Hugh Despenser the younger, and attempted to take revenge on the barons, resulting in the Despenser War and a period of internal repression across England. Isabella could not tolerate Hugh Despenser and by 1325 her marriage to Edward was at a breaking point.

      Travelling to France under the guise of a diplomatic mission, Isabella began an affair with Roger Mortimer, and the two agreed to depose Edward and oust the Despenser family. The Queen returned to England with a small mercenary army in 1326, moving rapidly across England. The King's forces deserted him. Isabella deposed Edward, becoming regent on behalf of her son, Edward III. Many have believed that Isabella then arranged the murder of Edward II. Isabella and Mortimer’s regime began to crumble, partly because of her lavish spending, but also because the Queen successfully, but unpopularly, resolved long-running problems such as the wars with Scotland.

      In 1330, Isabella’s son Edward III deposed Mortimer in turn, taking back his authority and executing Isabella’s lover. The Queen was not punished, however, and lived for many years in considerable style—although not at Edward III’s court—until her death in 1358. Isabella became a popular "femme fatale" figure in plays and literature over the years, usually portrayed as a beautiful but cruel, manipulative figure.

      Film

      In Derek Jarman's film Edward II (1991), based on Marlowe's play, Isabella is portrayed (by actress Tilda Swinton) as a "femme fatale" whose thwarted love for Edward causes her to turn against him and steal his throne. In contrast to the negative depictions, Mel Gibson's film Braveheart (1995) portrays Isabella (played by the French actress Sophie Marceau) more sympathetically. In the film, an adult Isabella is fictionally depicted as having a romantic affair with the Scottish hero William Wallace. However, in reality, she was 9-years-old at the time of Wallace's death.[153] Additionally, Wallace is incorrectly suggested to be the father of her son, Edward III, despite Wallace's death many years before Edward's birth.[154]

      * [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51611] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France.

    2. [S51685] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_France_(died_1318).

    3. [S51653] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I7926&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=5.

    4. [S9844] "Edward II of England" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_II_of_England, accessed & downloaded from Wikiped.