Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

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Random House, Mar 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages

Described by Christopher Marlowe as the 'She-Wolf of France', Isabella was one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. According to popular legend, her angry ghost can be glimpsed among church ruins, clutching the beating heart of her murdered husband. But how did Isabella aquire this reputation?

Born in 1292 she married Edward II of England but was constantly humiliated by his relationships with male favourites and she lived adulterously with Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. Had it not been for her unfaithfulness, history might have immortalised her as a liberator- the saviour who unshackled England from a weak and vicious monarch.

Dramatic and startling this first full-length biography of Isabella will change the way we think of her and her world forever.

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In a comment on the accuracy of the movie Braveheart, Isabella of France married Edward II of England in 1308 when she was 12 and he was 26. (William Wallace had been dead for three years and Edward I ... Read full review

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Informative narrative of the life of Isabella of France, Queen to Edward 2nd. Extensive research from historical records are used to describe the life and times of this much maligned Queen. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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