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Isabella of France, Queen Consort of England

Isabella of France, Queen Consort of England[1]

Female 1291 - 1358  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Isabella of France 
    Arms of Isabella of France
    Arms of Isabella of France
    Suffix Queen Consort of England 
    Born ca. 1291  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Military 14 Oct 1322  Scawton Moor, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Old Byland 
    • The Battle of Old Byland was a turning point for Isabella. Edward had spent his reign humiliating her with a series of ill-concealed romances with courtiers, the most notorious being Piers Galveston. When Robert the Bruce ambushed Edward and Hugh Despenser at the close of a disastrous Scottish campaign, they fled the country without thought for her. She was left to find her way home from Tynemouth Abbey.

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    Political 24 Sep 1325  Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Homage for Gascony 
    • Edward, Prince of Wales, arrived in France to pay homage to Charles V for the Duchy of Aquitaine (or Gascony). At that time his mother assumed his custody and refused to return to England. She declared publicly to her brother and the Bishop of Exeter, "I feel that marriage is a joining of a man and woman, maintaining the undivided habit of life and that someone has come between my husband and myself trying to break this bond. I protest that I will not return until this intruder is removed, but, discarding my marriage garment, shall assume the robes of widowhood and mourning until I am avenged of this pharisee." By December 1325 Roger de Mortimer was back at court and the two made common cause against Edward and Despencer. [4, 5]
    Died 22 Aug 1358  Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10781  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Father Philippe IV de France, King of France,   b. 1268, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1314, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Juana I de Navarra, Queen of Navarre and France,   b. 14 Jan 1273, Bar-sur-Seine, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1305, Château de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Aug 1284  Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • All of Philippe's male heirs died without leaving male offspring, spurring competing claims to the throne by the Plantagenets and Valois and initiating the Hundred Year War.
    Family ID F3950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward II, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1308  Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Edward III, King of England,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace, Richmond, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     2. John of Eltham, 1st Earl of Cornwall ,   b. Bef 24 Aug 1316, Eltham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1336, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)  [Birth]
     3. Eleanor of Woodstock, Countess of Guelders,   b. 18 Jun 1318, Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1355, Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     4. Joan of the Tower, Queen consort of Scotland,   b. 5 Jul 1321, The Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1362, Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1291 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1308 - Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Old Byland - 14 Oct 1322 - Scawton Moor, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1358 - Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S156] A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England , Gordon Corrigan, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 29ff.

    2. [S156] A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England , Gordon Corrigan, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 29.

    3. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 128.

    4. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 142-143.
      Mortimer notes that Isabella and Edward were reunited on 22 Sep 1325.

    5. [S156] A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England , Gordon Corrigan, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 32.

    6. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 117.
      25 or 28 Jan 1308.

    7. [S154] The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 120.

    8. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 36.

    9. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 338.
      "Although he married Isabella of France in Boulogne in January 1308, he did not care much for her. He was far more interested in an older friend from his youth by the name of Piers Gaveston."