Queen Isabella by Alison Weir
Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed she became an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. Many myths and legends have been woven around Isabella’s story, but in this first full biography in more than 150 years, Alison Weir gives a groundbreaking new perspective.

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About Alison Weir

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ALISON WEIR is the New York Times bestselling author of many historical biographies, including Mary Boleyn, The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and of the novels Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, and The Lady Elizabeth. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.

Author Residence: Surrey, England
Published December 26, 2006 by Ballantine Books. 528 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The English queen had "a lot of issues," says Alison Weir in her biography.

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Isabella of France (1295?–1358) married the bisexual Edward II of England as a 12-year-old, lived with him for 17 years, bore him four children, fled to France in fear of his powerful favorit

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In her insightful and compelling biography, Alison Weir brings alive the tragic story of Edward II, his wife, Queen Isabella, her lover, Roger Mortimer, and the seething world of medieval sexual politics, violence, powerful feuding lords and money trouble.

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Yet Isabella was far too canny, even in her youth (remember, she went there when she was only twelve), to show how upsetting this was — we only know she was upset because of the correspondence between Isabella and her father, Philip IV of France — and she went out of her way to be kind to Edward’...

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