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Isabella of France

(1389—1409) queen of England, second consort of Richard II.


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Queen of England, b. 9 Nov. 1389, da. of Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria; m. (1) Richard II, 12 Mar. 1396; (2) Charles, count of Angoulême, 1406; d. 13 Sept. 1409; bur. St-Laumer, Blois.

Richard II's second queen was scarcely more than a visitor to England. The marriage, soon after the death of his first wife, was partly to facilitate a rapprochement with France, partly to provide an heir. However, the bride was only six. Richard treated her with kindness, showering her with gifts, but since he was dead within four years, the marriage was never consummated. She returned to France in 1401, and in 1406 married Charles, count of Angoulême, dying in 1409 giving birth to a baby daughter.

Subjects: British History.


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