Father – William Earl of Gloucester
Mother – Hadwise de Beaumont
Spouse – King John of England, Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey, Hubert de Burgh
Children – No children
Isabella of Gloucester was born to William Earl of Gloucester and Lady Hawise de Beaumont.
Isabella’s father gave King Henry II Bristol Castle as a gift to prove his loyalty to the King and maintain royal favour.
Isabella was betrothed to King Henry II’s youngest son, Prince John.
1183 (23rd November)
Isabella’s father died. King Henry II made Isabella his ward and he took control of her father’s lands.
King Henry II died. He was succeeded by John’s brother, Richard. John became heir to the throne.
1189 (29th August)
Isabella married John at Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire. John became Earl of Gloucester on their marriage.
1189 (after 29th August)
Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, spoke against the marriage saying that they were too closely related (they shared the same great grandfather, Henry I). John promised the archbishop that he would seek a papal dispensation but he never did.