Isabella of France


Isabella of France Famous memorial

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 23 Aug 1358 (aged 63)
Castle Rising, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 8333086 View Source

British Monarch. Queen consort of King Edward II. Daughter of Philippe IV the Fair of France and Joan of Navarre. She married Edward in 1308, shortly after he'd ascended the throne. Isabella never held the title of Princess of Wales, as portrayed in the film Braveheart. Though the marriage produced 4 children, Edward had homosexual preferences, and the union was not a happy one. When her brother Charles IV of France seized Edward's French holdings, Isabella sailed to France to raise an army against her husband. There she became involved with Roger Mortimer, Earl of March. Together the lovers raised an army and invaded England, forcing Edward to abdicate in favor of his eldest son, Edward III. The young king was only 14, and Isabella and Mortimer ruled as regents. They plotted to kill the deposed king (some believe they did cause his death), but Edward III remembered their disloyalty, and had Mortimer executed for treason. His mother was forced to retire to Castle Rising in Norfolk, where she died.

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 29 Jan 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8333086
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isabella of France (2 Aug 1295–23 Aug 1358), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8333086, citing Christ Church Greyfriars Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .