Cte Guillaume VI Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME
Marguerite DE TURENNE
Pierre DE FRANCE, Seigneur de Courtenay
(Abt 1130-After 1205)
Cte Aymar III Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME et de la Marche
(Abt 1160-1202)
Alix DE COURTENAY, Comtesse d' Angoulême
(Abt 1163-1218)
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

2. Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN, Comte de la Marche et d' Angoulême

Isabella Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME, Queen of England 1

  • 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

  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. 2

  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 d' 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 was born before 1188 in Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou, France and died in 1249, after 15 January, Damietta, Egypt.)


1 Racines et Histoire, Lignages, Comtes d' Angoulême, p. 6.

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

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