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Isabella of France, Queen of England

This week, Danièle tells the story of one of her favourite queens, Isabella of France, who went from being a child bride to storming England and toppling an anointed king.

To read more about Isabella of France, check out these books:

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth, by Helen Castor

Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, by Alison Weir

The True Chronicles of Jean le Bel, 1290-1360, translated by Nigel Bryant

You can also listen to the previous episode: She-Wolves: Medieval Queens with Helen Castor 

See also this video about the Tour de Nesle affair:

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Top Image: Bibliothèque nationale de France MS Français 6465  fol. 338v