Guillaume VI Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME
(Abt 1134-1187)
(Abt 1138-)
Pierre DE FRANCE, Comte de Courtenay
(Abt 1130-After 1205)
Aymer (Adhemar) III Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME, Comte d' Angoulême et de Valence
(Abt 1160-1218)
Alice (Alix) DE COURTENAY, Comtesse d' Angoulême
(Abt 1170-1205)
Queen Isabella of England 
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Isabella Taillefer d' ANGOULÊME, Queen of England


Family Links

1. John "Lackland" PLANTAGENET, King of England, Earl of Cornwall

  • Henry III PLANTAGENET King of England+
  • Richard PLANTAGENET 1st Earl of Cornwall
  • Joan PLANTAGENET Princess of England
  • Eleanor PLANTAGENET Princess of England
  • Isabel "le Blanche" PLANTAGENET
  • William PLANTAGENET de Valencia
2. Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN Comte de la Marche et Angoulême
  • Hugues XII "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN Comte de la Marche et Angoulême+

Isabella Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME, Queen of England

  • Born: 1188, Angoulême, Aquitaine, Charente, France
  • Married (1): 24 Aug 1200, Bordeaux, Gironde, France
  • Married (2): 10 May 1220, England
  • Died: 31 May 1246
  • Buried: Fontevrault-l'Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France

  General Notes:

Compiler's 21/22 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

Her first betrothal is confirmed by Ralph of Coggeshall who records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat". The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "IX Kal Sep" [1200] of King John and "Isabellam filiam Engolisimi comitis" and their coronation together "VIII Id Oct" in London. Matthew Paris records that the king "consilio regis Francorum" married “Isabel filiam comitis Engolismi...Hugo cognomento Brunus comes Marchiæ” in 1200 and her consecration as queen “dominica proxima ante festum Sancti Dionisii apud Westmonasterium” [8 Oct], in a later passage specifying that King John arrived at Dover from France “VIII Id Oct” before their joint coronation at Westminster.

She succeeded her father in 1202 as Ctss d’Angoulême, but was not formally recognised as such until Nov 1206. Her origin and second marriage are confirmed in the charter dated 1224 under which "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor eius…regina Angliæ" confirmed rights granted by "bonæ memoriæ Ademaro comite Engolismæ patre eiusdem dominæ Ysabellæ" to Vindelle.

Matthew Paris records her death, when he specifies that she was then the wife of Hugues Comte de la Marche. 1

  Marriage Information:

Isabella married John "Lackland" PLANTAGENET King of England, Earl of Cornwall, son of Henry II "Curmantle" PLANTAGENET King of England and Eléonore (Aliénor) D' AQUITAINE Duchesse d' Aquitane, Comtesse de Poitou, on 24 Aug 1200 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France. (John "Lackland" PLANTAGENET King of England, Earl of Cornwall was born on 24 Dec 1166 in Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, died on 19 Oct 1216 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England and was buried in 1216 in Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

  Marriage Information:

Isabella also married Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN Comte de la Marche et Angoulême, son of Hugues IX "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN and Mathilde D' ANGOULÊME, on 10 May 1220 in England. (Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN Comte de la Marche et Angoulême was born about 1186 in Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou, France and died about 6 Jun 1246 in Surrey, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Isabelle d’Angoulême.

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