Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

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Random House, Mar 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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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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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

An engaging examination of the life of Isabella of England. Propaganda and myths are dispelled and Queen Isabella comes alive in vivid detail. A good read Read full review

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Being a big fan of Alison Weir I had expected much from this biography. As it transpired, I found it disappointing. Sections here and there were engaging but on the most part I found this tedious ... 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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