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  • ID: I3709
  • Name: ISABELLE (Valois) [XD26] of France
  • Suffix: Queen
  • Title: Queen
  • Sex: F
  • 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
  • Event: Relationship on Page of Testimony BET 1308 AND 1327 Queen of Eng.
  • Note:
    Queen consort of Edward II of England, who played a principal part in the deposition of the King in 1327.
    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

    Marriage 1 Roger de MORTIMER b: 25 APR 1287 in Thornbury, Herefordshire, ENG

      Marriage 2 EDWARD II [O11; SB21; Y1] Plantagenet b: 28 APR 1284 in Caernarvon Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales
      • Married: 28 JAN 1307/1308 in Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France
      Children
      1. Has Children Edward III, King of England b: 13 NOV 1312 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
      2. Has No Children Eleanor Plantagenet b: 1316 in ?; of Woodstock
      3. Has No Children John Plantagenet b: 25 AUG 1316 in ?; of Eltham
      4. Has No Children Joanna [XE15] Plantagenet b: 5 JUL 1321 in Tower of London, ENG

      Sources:
      1. Title: http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r05.html#I127
        Abbrev: http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r05.html#I127
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