Person:Isabella of Angoulême (1)

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Name Isabella of Angoulême
Alt Name Isabelle d'Angoulême Taillefer
Gender Female
Alt Birth? ABT 1166 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Reference Number? Q231788?
Birth? 1188 Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Alt Marriage 1189 to John of England
Marriage 24 Aug 1200 Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, Franceto John of England
Alt Marriage 30 Aug 1200 of Winchester,Hampshire,Englandto John of England
Marriage May 1217/18 Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Franceto Hugh X of Lusignan
Death? 31 May 1245/46 Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, France
Burial? Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, France

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Isabella of Angoulême (; c.1188 – 4 June 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. She was also reigning Countess of Angoulême from 1202 until 1246.

She had five children by the king including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220, Isabella married Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Some of her contemporaries, as well as later writers, claim that Isabella formed a conspiracy against King Louis IX of France in 1241, after being publicly snubbed by his mother, Blanche of Castile for whom she had a deep-seated hatred. In 1244, after the plot had failed, Isabella was accused of attempting to poison the king. To avoid arrest, she sought refuge in Fontevraud Abbey where she died two years later, but none of this can be confirmed.

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  2.   Isabella of Angoulême, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3.   ISABELLE d’Angoulême ([1187]-Fontevrault Abbey 31 May 1246, bur Fontevrault Abbey), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.