- Isabella of Angoulême (French : Isabelle d'Angoulême; 1188 - 31 May 1246) was Countess of Angoulême and queen consort of England . Queen of England She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer , Count of Angoulême , by Alice de Courtenay .
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Isabella of Angoulême (French: Isabelle, IPA: [izabɛl dɑ̃ɡulɛm]; c. 1186 /1188 – 4 June 1246) was Queen of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. She was also suo jure Countess of Angoulême from 1202 until 1246. Isabella had five children by the king, including his heir, later Henry III.
- 8 October 1200
- 24 August 1200 – 19 October 1216
- 16 June 1202 – 4 June 1246
Jan 22, 2019 · Isabella of Angoulême (French : Isabelle d'Angoulême; 1188 - 31 May 1246) was Countess of Angoulême and queen consort of England . Queen of England She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer , Count of Angoulême , by Alice de Courtenay .
- Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
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Isabella of Angoulême (French: Isabelle d'Angoulême IPA: [izabɛl dɑ̃ɡulɛm]; c. 11861/11882– June 4, 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. She was also suo jure Countess of Angoulême from 1202 until 1246. Isabella had five children by the king, including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220, Isabella married Hugh X of ...
The Life of Isabelle. When Isabelle d' Angoulême was born on 19 February 1188, in Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France, her father, Aymar Taillefer Comte d'Angoulême, was 27 and her mother, Alice de Courtenay comtesse d'Angoulême, was 27. She married John King of England on 24 August 1200, in Bordeaux, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de ...
Jun 17, 2017 · Countess of Angoulême. For the next twenty years, Isabella and Hugh were the power couple of south-west France. Paris was a long way off, and they got used to their independence. That all changed in 1241 when King Louis IX of France decided to appoint his brother as overlord of the region.
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She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, by Alice of Courtenay, who was sister of Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople and granddaughter of King Louis VI of France. Isabella became Countess of Angoulême in her own right on 16 June 1202, by which time she was already queen of England. Her marriage to King John took place on 24 August 1200, in Angoulême, a year after he annulled his first marriage to Isabel of Gloucester. She was crowned queen in an elaborate ceremony on 8 October at Westminster Abbey in London. Isabella was originally betrothed to Hugh IX le Brun, Count of Lusignan, son of the then Count of La Marche. As a result of John's temerity in taking her as his second wife, King Philip II of Franceconfiscated all of their French lands, and armed conflict ensued. At the time of her marriage to John, the blonde and blue-eyed 12-year-old Isabella was already renowned by some for her beauty and has sometimes been called the Hele...
When King John died in October 1216, Isabella's first act was to arrange the speedy coronation of her nine-year-old son at the city of Gloucester on 28 October. As the royal crown had recently been lost in The Wash, along with the rest of King John's treasure, she supplied her own golden circlet to be used in lieu of a crown. The following July, less than a year after his crowning as King Henry III of England, she left him in the care of his regent, William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and returned to France to assume control of her inheritance of Angoulême. In the spring of 1220, she married Hugh X of Lusignan, "le Brun", Seigneur de Luisignan, Count of La Marche, the son of her former fiancé, Hugh IX, to whom she had been betrothed before her marriage to King John. It had been previously arranged that her eldest daughter Joan should marry Hugh, and the little girl was being brought up at the Lusignan court in preparation for her marriage. Hugh, however, upon seeing Isabella, whos...
Described by some contemporaries as "vain, capricious, and troublesome," Isabella could not reconcile herself with her less prominent position in France. Though Queen mother of England, Isabella was now mostly regarded as a mere Countess of La Marche and had to give precedence to other women. In 1241, when Isabella and Hugh were summoned to the French court to swear fealty to King Louis IX of France's brother, Alphonse, who had been invested as Count of Poitou, their mother, the Queen Dowager Blanche openly snubbed her. This so infuriated Isabella, who had a deep-seated hatred of Blanche for having fervently supported the French invasion of England during the First Barons' War in May 1216, that she began to actively conspire against King Louis. Isabella and her husband, along with other disgruntled nobles, including her son-in-law Raymond VII of Toulouse, sought to create an English-backed confederacy which united the provinces of the south and west against the French king.She encou...With King John of England: 6 children, all of whom survived into adulthood, including:King Henry III of England (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272). Married Eleanor of Provence, by whom he had issue, including his heir, King Edward I of England.Richard, Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans (5 January 1209 – 2 April 1272). Married firstly Isabel Marshal, secondly Sanchia of Provence, and thirdly Beatrice of Falkenburg. Had issue.Joan (22 July 1210 – 1238), the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland. Her marriage was childless.With Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche: nine children, all of whom survived into adulthood, including:Hugh XI of Lusignan (1221–1250), Count of La Marche and Count of Angoulême. Married Yolande de Dreux, Countess of Penthièvre and of Porhoet, by whom he had issue.
She was played by actress Zena Walker in the TV series The Adventures of Robin Hoodepisode "Isabella" (1956), before her marriage to John, but not as a 12-year-old. She was portrayed by actress Victoria Abril in the 1976 film Robin and Marian. She was played by actress Cory Pulman in the episode "The Pretender" (1986) of the TV series Robin of Sherwood. She was portrayed by actress Léa Seydoux in the 2010 film Robin Hood.Fougère, Sophie. Isabelle d'Angoulême, Reine d'Angleterre, Edit-France, 1998.Costain, Thomas B. The Conquering Family, Doubleday and Company, Inc., Graden City, New York, 1949, 1962Costain, Thomas B. The Magnificent Century, Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1959Goldstone, Nancy (2007). Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters who ruled Europe. New York: Viking Penguin. ISBN: 9780670038435.Lainé, Erica. Isabella of Angoulême (The Tangled Queen Book 1), SilverWood Books Ltd 2015Castaigne, Jean François. Isabelle d’Angoulême, Comtesse-Reine, Angoulême, 1836.Richardson, H.G. The Marriage and Coronation of Isabelle of Angoulême, in The English Historical Review, September 1946.Snellgrove, Harold. The Lusignans in England, 1247–1258, in University of New Mexico Publications in History, #2, 1950.
- Death and Burial of Isabelle of Angouleme
Isabella was betrothed to Hugh IX de Lusignan when John met her in 1200. John needed an heir and was covetous of the county of Angouleme. John brushed aside Hugh's protests and married Isabella, an act which brought on war with King Phillip of France (perhaps Phillip used this event as a pretext). Some have said that it was John's idle dalliance with Isabella which caused John to lose his French territories, however, one historian relates that "...John was quite capable of losing them without her assistance." After John's death in 1215, Isabella went to France where in 1220 she married Hugh X de Lusignan, son of her previous betrothed.
(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) Isabelle was a daughter of Aymer, Count of Angouleme, and Alice Courtenay, she marrying John of England in 1200. Following John's death in 1216, she married Hugh de Lusignan, Count of Poitou, to whom she had earlier been betrothed. In 1243 Isabelle was accused of plotting the death of Louis IX of France, and retired to Fontevrault Abbey, where she died in 1246. Isabelle was originally buried in the nuns' cemetery, but in 1254 her body was reinterred in the presence of her son, Henry III, near the other royal tombs in the Fontevrault choir. Henry had earlier founded a chantry for his mother in his new abbey choir in Westminster, endowed with a modest yearly income. Raymond of Toulouse (d.1249), Isabelle's son with Hugh de Lusignan, was also buried at Fontevrault."Royal Ancestry" 2013 Vol. I. p. 43-44 and 58"Royal Ancestry" Douglas Richardson, 2013 Vol. V. p. 310
When Isabelle d'Angoulême Queen of England was born on 19 February 1188, in Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France, her father, Aymar Taillefer Comte d'Angoulême, was 27 and her mother, Alice de Courtenay comtesse d'Angoulême, was 27. She married John King of England on 24 August 1200, in Bordeaux, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France.