And last one, Joan of the Tower, who was born in 1321 and was married to David II of Scotland.
Although she gave birth to four children, the king, who was regarded as bisexual, was disreputable for expressing sexual attention to male favourites, and this include Hugh le Despenser the younger and Piers Gaveston. She hated Despenser and she begged her husband to expel Despenser while she was pregnant with her youngest child. After Despenser, the king had an affair with Roger Mortimer, who was married to Joan de Geneville, a rich heiress.
When King Charles IV of France, Isabella’ brother, sequestered Edward’s French wealth, she went home to France as a delegate of the King who was charged for discussing a peace treaty between the two countries. Her presence also became a central issue for the nobles who are against the reign of Edward. She then assembled an army to fight Edward, and he asked the help of Roger Mortimer, the 1st of Earl of March, to do this. Edward learned of her treachery and he demanded that Isabella must return to England.
Moreover, the plan of Isabella and Mortimer became successful. The allies of King Edward left him without engaging in battle and he was captured. He was also forced to resign in favour Edward III of England, his eldest son.
Before she died on 22 August 1358, she took the habit of the Poor Clares. Her body was buried at the Franciscan church at Newgate in London.
Name: Isabella of France
Date of Birth: c. 1295
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Isabella of France was born in Paris, France on an undetermined date which was estimated to be possibly between May and November 1295. Her parents were King Philip IV of France and Queen Joan I of Navarre.
Isabella was promised in marriage by her father to King Edward II of England while she was still a child. The goal of this pre-arranged wedding was to put an end to the conflicts between England and France. This misunderstanding evolved because of France’s continental entitlement of Gascony and its territorial claims to Anjou, Aquitaine, and Normandy. Pope Boniface VIII had planned that the marriage should take place as early as 1928; however, it was postponed due issues regarding the conditions of the marriage contract. Edward I, the English king, also tried to breach the engagement a couple of times. The wedding went on in 1307 after his death.
She was about 12 years old at the time of her marriage. She was described by Geoffrey of Paris as "the beauty of beauties... in the kingdom if not in all Europe."
Their marriage resulted to the birth of four children. She also said to have suffered from a miscarriage. Their children were Edward III of Windsor, who was born in 1312, John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall, who was born in 1316, Eleanor of Woodstock, who was born in 1318 and was married to Reinoud II of Guelders.