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Isabella of France. (b.1295 - d.1358) Wife of Edward II (b.1284 - d.1327) of England She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills, and intelligence.

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Elisabeth of France (1602-1644) Queen consort of Spain & Portugal as wife of King Philip IV of Spain / eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France & Marie de' Medici. Elisabeth was renowned for her beauty, intelligence & noble personality, which made her very popular with the Spanish people. The new queen of Spain was aware her husband had mistresses & she herself was the subject of rumors about her relations w/ poet Peralta. When a fire broke out, Peralta carried the queen to a place of…

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A true medieval castle just 45m from Paris, the Chateau de Farcheville was built by Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville, chamberlains to Philip IV of France, between the 13th and 14th century. It possesses rare northern French example of architecture. The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and a helipad. Today it’s asking €45,000,000.

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Reine Marie de Médicis. Queen of France as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon.

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Edward II's wife, Isabella (c.1292-1358), bore him two sons, Edward III and John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall (1316-1336), and two daughters, Isabella and Joanna (1321-1362), wife of David II, King of Scotland. After the execution of her paramour, Roger Mortimer, in 1330, Isabella retired from public life; she died at Hertford on the 23rd of August 1358.

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Diego Velázquez (1599–1660) Isabella of Bourbon, 1st wife of Philip IV of Spain ,After her proxy marriage to the Prince of Asturias and Louis's proxy marriage to the Infanta Anne, Elisabeth and her brother met their respective spouses for the first time on 25 November 1615 on the Pheasant Island in the river Bidassoa that divides France and Spain between the French city of Hendaye and the Spanish city of Fuenterrabía. This was the last time Louis would see his sister.

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1615ca. Elisabeth de France by Frans Pourbus the Younger (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe Germany)

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Isabella of France (1295-1358) the youngest surviving daughter of Philip IV of France & Joan I of Navarre. She was brought up in Paris and given a good education where she developed a love of books. Contemporaries would later comment on her intelligence which was unusual for the medieval period. Isabella became known as the “She-wolf of France” in the 18th century when Thomas Gray produced an anti-French poem in which she rips apart the bowels of Edward II with her “unrelenting fangs.”

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Elisabeth Bourbon of France, Queen of Spain, eldest daughter of King Henry IV. of France and Maria de Medici, first Wife of King Philip IV of Spain - copy of painting

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Elisabeth of France (1602-1644) Queen consort of Spain & Portugal as wife of King Philip IV of Spain / eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France & Marie de' Medici. Elisabeth was renowned for her beauty, intelligence & noble personality, which made her very popular with the Spanish people. The new queen of Spain was aware her husband had mistresses & she herself was the subject of rumors about her relations w/ poet Peralta. When a fire broke out, Peralta carried the queen to a place of…

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