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  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099578390
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.99
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Isabella

She-Wolf of France, Queen of England




The first full-length biography of a much maligned - but astonishingly colourful - Queen of England.

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.

  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099578390
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Alison Weir

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 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 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for Isabella

'This meticulous no-nonsense biography presents a fascinating story complete with puzzles'

Marianne Brace, Independent on Sunday

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