Name: ISABELLE (Valois) [XD26] of France
Birth: ABT 1291 in ?; of Paris, Seine, France
Death: 22 AUG 1358 in Castle Rising, Norfolk, ENG
Burial: Grey Friars Church, London, ENG
Reference Number: 23.1839792+
Religion: 23.1839792; 24.3679122
Relationship on Page of Testimony BET 1308 AND 1327 Queen of Eng.
Queen consort of Edward II of England, who played a principal part in the deposition of the King in 1327.
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The daughter of Philip IV the Fair of France, Isabella was married to Edward on Jan. 25, 1308, at Boulogne. Isabella's first interventions in politics were conciliatory. During the height of the influence of the King's favourite Piers Gaveston and after Gaveston's murder in 1312, she attempted to promote peace between Edward and the barons. In the 1320s, however, Edward's new favourites, the Despensers, aroused her antagonism. Isabella sailed for France in 1325 to settle a long-standing dispute over Gascony. Joined there by her son, the future Edward III, she announced her refusal to return to England until the Despensers were removed from court. She became the mistress of Roger Mortimer of Wigmore and with Mortimer and other baronial exiles crossed to Essex in 1326 and routed the forces of Edward and the Despensers.
After the accession of Edward III (1327) Isabella and Mortimer enjoyed a brief period of influence until 1330 when the young king asserted his independence by the arrest and execution of Mortimer. Isabella was sent into retirement. In her old age she joined an order of nuns, the Poor Clares.
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Father: PHILIPPE IV [R45] b: 1268 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
Mother: JUANA (Jeanne) I of Navarre b: JAN 1271/1272 in Bar-sur-Seine, Aube, France
Roger de MORTIMER b: 25 APR 1287 in Thornbury, Herefordshire, ENG
EDWARD II [O11; SB21; Y1] Plantagenet b: 28 APR 1284 in Caernarvon Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales
28 JAN 1307/1308
in Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France
- Edward III, King of England b: 13 NOV 1312 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
- Eleanor Plantagenet b: 1316 in ?; of Woodstock
- John Plantagenet b: 25 AUG 1316 in ?; of Eltham
- Joanna [XE15] Plantagenet b: 5 JUL 1321 in Tower of London, ENG
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