Isabella of Angouleme 1188 – 1246

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Isabella of Angouleme

Father – Aymer Taillefer Count of Angouleme
Mother – Alice de Courtenay
Spouse – King John of England, Hugh de Lusignan
Children – Henry, Richard, Joan, Isabella, Eleanor, Hugh, Aymer, Alice, Isabella, William

 

 

 

1188 (around)
A daughter, Isabella was born to Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angouleme and Alice de Courtenay.
1200 (early)
Isabella was betrothed to Hugh IX Count of Lusignan.
1200 (5th July)
Isabella was betrothed to King John of England.
1200 (24th August)
Isabella married King John of England in Bordeaux Cathedral.
1200 (after 24th August)
Hugh IX Count of Lusignan was furious when John failed to compensate him financially for marrying his betrothed.
1200 (8th October)
Isabella was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
1201 (May)
Isabella and John took up residence in Normandy.
1202 (16th June)
Isabella became Countess of Angouleme when her father died.</div

1204 (1st April)
John’s mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine died. He promised his wife, Isabella, his mother’s lands in Poitou.
1207 (1st October)
A son, Henry, was born to Isabella and John at Winchester Castle.
1209 (5th January)
A son, Richard, was born to Isabella and John at Winchester Castle.
1210 (22nd July)
A daughter, Joan, was born to Isabella and John.
1214 (exact date unknown)
A daughter, Isabella, was born to Isabella and John.
1215 (during)
A daughter, Eleanor, was born to Isabella and John.
1215 (15th June)
Isabella’s husband, King John, was forced to sign a charter, called Magna Carta, which met the baron’s grievances and limited the power of the King. Magna Carta contained 61 clauses which included:

The freedom and rights of the church should be guaranteed
That the King was not above the law of the land.
That no free man should be arrested, imprisoned, dispossessed, outlawed or exiled except by the lawful judgement of his peers and by the law of the land.

1216 (18th October)
John died at Newark Castle Lincolnshire. He was succeeded by his son, Henry.
1216 (28th October)
Isabella’s son, Henry, was crowned King of England at Gloucester Cathedral.
1217 (during)
Isabella left England to accompany her eldest daughter Joan to Angouleme where she would marry Hugh de Lusignan. However, Isabella decided to take Hugh for herself instead.
1220 (Spring)
Isabella married Hugh de Lusignan. The marriage gave Hugh and Isabella a large power base in south-west France.
1220 (Spring)
Isabella wrote to her son, King Henry III, to explain her actions in marrying Hugh de Lusignan. She stated that Joan was too young to bear Hugh the heirs he desperately needed and that she had married him to prevent him seeking a French alliance. She also asked Henry to grant her lands in Poitou that had been promised to her on her marriage to John. Henry refused this request.
1221 (during)
A son, Hugh, was born to Isabella and Hugh de Lusignan.
1221 (25th June)
Isabella’s daughter, Joan, married Alexander II of Scotland
1221 (September)
Isabella’s son, King Henry III, confiscated her lands in England.
1222 (during)
A son, Aymer, was born to Isabella and Hugh de Lusignan.
1224 (during)
A daughter, Alice, was born to Isabella and Hugh de Lusignan.
1224 (during)
Determined to gain control of Poitou, Isabella and Hugh made an alliance with France.
1224 (23rd April)
Isabella’s daughter, Eleanor, from her first marriage, married William Marshal.
1225 (around)
A daughter, Isabella, was born to Isabella and Hugh de Lusignan.
1226 (around)
A son, William, was born to Isabella and Hugh de Lusignan.
1231 (March)
Isabella’s son, Richard, married Isabel Marshal.
1235 (20th July)
Isabella’s daughter, Isabella, married Frederick II, King of Sicily
1236 (14th January)
Isabella’s son, King Henry of England, married Eleanor of Provence.
1246 (4th June)
Isabella died.

 

Published Feb 25, 2018 @ 15:33 – Updated – Feb 27, 2018 @ 11:25 am

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018). Isabella of Angouleme 1168 – 1246. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/isabella-of-angouleme-1168-1246 Last accessed June 16th, 2019

 

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