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Book Review: Isabella and the strange death of Edward II/Comments on some remarks of Kathryn Warner[EdwardthesecomdBlogspot.com]

 

Philip III the Bold
Miniature Philippe III Courronement.jpg

Coronation of King Philip III
PHILIP III, FATHER OF PHILIP IV OF FRANCE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Philip_III_of_France

Isabella of Aragon
Isabella of Aragon1.jpg

Isabella
Queen consort of France
ISABELLA OF ARAGON, MOTHER OF
PHILIP IV OF FRANCE
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KING PHILIP THE FAIR, FATHER OF ISABELLA OF
FRANCE
Joan I
JanaNavarra BNf.jpg

Drawing of Joan I
Queen of NavarreCountess of Champagne
JOAN OF NAVARRE, WIFE OF PHILIP IV OF
FRANCE AND MOTHER OF ISABELLA OF
FRANCE, AS OF LOUIS X OF FRANCE, PHILIP
V OF FRANCE AND CHARLES IV OF FRANCE
AND GRANDMOTHER TO EDWARD III OF ENGLAND
[SON OF EDWARD II OF ENGLAND AND ISABELLA OF
FRANCE]

Isabella of France.jpg

A 15th-century depiction of Isabella
ISABELLA OF FRANCE
HISTORICAL IMAGE
 
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FICTION
ISABELLA OF FRANCE DAUGHTER OF THE FRENCH
KING PHILIP IV, THE FAIR
WIFE OF KING EDWARD II,
MOTHER OF THE LATER KING EDWARD III
SISTER TO THE SUCCEEDING KINGS
LOUIS X OF FRANCE, PHILIP V OF FRANCE, CHARLES
IV OF FRANCE
SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HER LADY IN WAITING, JOAN
DE GENEVILLE [DE JOINVILLE, OF FRENCH DESCENT],
WIFE OF ROGER MORTIMER, LATER LOVER OF
QUEEN ISABELLA
IMAGE FICTION, FROM THE FILM
”LES ROIS MUADITS” [THE ACCURSED KINGS]
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ISABELLA OF FRANCE, FICTION, FROM
THE FILM ”LES ROIS MAUDITS”
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THE ALHAMBRA, THE FAMOUS PALACE OF THE LAST MOORISH
KINGS IN SPAIN AND LAST MOORISH STRONGHOLD
THE MOORISH RULE IN SPAIN
THE ALHAMBRA, THE FAMOUS PALACE OF THE LAST MOORISH
KINGS IN SPAIN AND LAST MOORISH STRONGHOLD

KINGS/QUEENS OF CASTILE

LOOK AT THE  IMAGES AND RECOGNIZE SOME ”ARAB FEATURES”
IN THEM, ESPECIALLY QUEEN URRACA OF CASTILE AND
LEON……..
Ferdinand I
Ferda1Leon Sancha.jpg

Ferdinand (left) and his wife Sancha, from an illumination in a contemporary manuscript.
Emperor of all Spain
Alfonso VI
AlfonsoVI of Castile.jpg

13th century miniature of Alfonso VI from the Tumbo A codex at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Emperor of All Hispania
Urraca
UrracaRegina TumboA.jpg

13-century miniature of Queen Urraca presiding the Court from Tumbo A codex
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Empress of SpainQueen of LeónCastile, and Galicia

13th-century miniature[1][2]of Alfonso VII of León from the codex Tumbo A. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

ALFONSO VII, SON OF URACCA, QUEEN OF
CASTILE AND LEON [THE RECKLESS]
Sancho III
Sancho III de Castela - Compendio de crónicas de reyes (Biblioteca Nacional de España).png

Sancho III of Castile in a miniature of the Compendium of Chronicles of Kings of the National Library of Spain
King of Castile and Toledo
SANCHO III, GRANDSON OF URACCA THE RECKLESS
ALFONSO VIII OF CASTILE, GREATGRANDSON OF URACCA THE\
RECKLESS
Alfonso VIII
Alfons8Kastilie.jpg

Miniature detail of Alfonso VIII in the Tumbo menor de Castilla[1]
King of Castile and Toledo
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CREME ON THE CAKE!
COLOURED URRACA, QUEEN OF CASTILE AND LEON,
WAS A FAR ANCESTOR OF ISABELLA I OF CASTILE,
REGINA CATOLICA!
Urraca
UrracaRegina TumboA.jpg

13-century miniature of Queen Urraca presiding the Court from Tumbo A codex
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Empress of SpainQueen of LeónCastile, and Galicia
URACCA, QUEEN OF CASTILE AND LEON
Isabella I
Isabel la Católica-2.jpg

Isabella I of Castile, depicted in the painting Virgen de la mosca at The Collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor (Church of Saint Mary the Great)
Queen of Castile and León
ISABELLA I OF CASTILE, DESCENDANT OF URACCA THE RECKLESS
SO:
SOME OF THOSE IMAGES ARE PROOF OF THE PARTLY MOORISH
ORIGINS OF THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY
ESPECIALLY THE IMAGE QUEEN URACCA OF CASTILE AND LEON
HAS CLEARLY ARAB FEATURES
AS INTERMARRIAGE BETWEEN MOORISH AND SPANISH
NOBLES, AS ROYAL HOUSES, TOOK PLACE, IT IS
NOT UNLIKELY, THAT ISABELLA OF FRANCE SHOULD
HAVE INHERITED ”ARAB FEATURES;; OF HER MOTHER,
JOAN OF NAVARRE, WHO WAS PARTLY OF SPANISH ORIGIN
ISABELLA OF FRANCE COULD ALSO HAVE INHERITED ”ARAB FEATURES” ALSO
FROM HER FATHER, PHILIP IV, KING OF FRANCE,
SINCE HIS MOTHER WAS A SPANISH INFANTA [PRINCESS],
ISABELLA OF ARAGON
MOORISH RULE IN SPAIN
Abd al-Rahman I
Abdul al Rahman I.jpg
1st Emir of Córdoba
ABD-AL-RAHMAN I, MEMBER OF THE ROYAL UMMAYAD
CALIPHATE IN DAMASCUS [SYRIA], SURVIVOR OF THE
MASSACRE OF THE DAMASCUS UMMAYAD DYNASTY BY
THE ABBASIDS
FOUNDER AND FIRST RULER [EMIR] OF THE UMAYYAD DYNASTY
IN CORDOBA, AL-ANDALUS [SPAIN]
Muhammad XII
El rey chico de Granada.jpg

Contemporary portrait of Boabdil the last Muslim ruler of Spain created in the 15th century
Sultan of Granada
MUHAMMAD XII OF GRANADA, LAST MOORISH
RULER IN SPAIN, FROM THE ROYAL HOUSE OF
NASRID

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW: ISABELLA AND THE STRANGE DEATH OF EDWARD
II/COMMENTS ON SOME HISTORICAL REMARKS OF KATHRYN WARNER

FOLLOWING:
THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN/AL-ANDALUS
Dear Readers,

A silly remark of author and historian
Kathryn Warner [EdwardthesecondBlogspot]
gives me the opportunity to take
you on a travel to the past, again.
This time to Moorish ruled Spain in the Middle Ages.
Come with me……….

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Nationale Toneel Jeanne d’Arc/Brief over stupide opmerkingen hoofdrolspeelster Sallie Harmsen over Jeanne d’Arc

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Miniature (15th century)[1]
JEANNE D’ARC
Charles VII the Victorious
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Portrait of Charles VII, by Jean Fouquettempera on wood, Louvre Museum, Paris, c. 1445–1450
King of France
CHARLES VII, DE DAUPHIN, DIE
DOOR INSPANNINGEN VAN JEANNE
D’ARC IN 1429 IN REIMS [TRADITIONEEL DE
KRONINGSSTAD VAN DE FRANSE KONINGEN]
TOT KONING WERD GEKROOND
EEN ENORME MORELE OMMEKEER
IN DE HONDERDJARIGE OORLOG MET
ENGELAND OVER DE SOEVEREINITEIT
VAN DE FRANSE TROON
UITEINDELIJK SLAAGDE FRANKRIJK ER IN 1453 IN,
ONDER DEZE KONING, DE ENGELSE BEZETTER DEFINITIEF
TE VERSLAAN
ALLEEN CALAIS ZOU TOT 1558 NOG IN ENGELSE HANDEN
BLIJVEN
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PHILIP IV OF FRANCE, THE FAIR [DE SCHONE], ONDER
WIENS HEERSCHAPPIJ DE TOUR DE NESLE AFFAIR
PLAATSVOND, EEN OVERSPELSCHANDAAL, DAT
UITEINDELIJK TOT DE HONDERDJARIGE OORLOG
TUSSEN ENGELAND EN FRANKRIJK HEEFT GELEID
Isabella of France.jpg
A 15th-century depiction of Isabella
ISABELLA OF FRANCE
HISTORISCHE AFBEELDING
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ISABELLA OF FRANCE [MET KROON]
FICTIE
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ISABELLA OF FRANCE
FICTIE
ISABELLA OF FRANCE, DOCHTER VAN PHILIP IV,
DIE NA DE DOOD VAN HAAR LAATST OVERGEBLEVEN
BROER CHARLES IV, DE FRANSE TROON CLAIMDE
VOOR HAAR ZOON KONING EDWARD III
WAT WERD AFGEWEZEN VANWEGE DE IN 1317 IN
FRANKRIJK INGEVOERDE SALISCHE WETTEN
[WAARBIJ VROUWEN WERDEN UITGESLOTEN VAN
DE TROON]
Related image
EDWARD III
FICTIE
HIJ WAS DE ENGELSE KONING, DIE OPNIEUW,
IN 1337, DE FRANSE KROON CLAIMDE EN ONDER WIENS
HEERSCHAPPIJ DE HONDERDJARIGE OORLOG STARTTE
HENRY VI, ACHTER ACHTERKLEINZOON VAN EDWARD III,
ONDER WIENS HEERSCHAPPIJ DE ENGELSEN DEFINITIEF UIT
FRANKRIJK WERDEN VERDREVEN, OP CALAIS NA

 

 

NATIONALE TONEEL JEANNE D’ARC/BRIEF OVER STUPIDE
OPMERKINGEN HOOFDROLSPEELSTER SALLIE HARMSEN
OVER JEANNE D’ARC
AAN DE DIRECTIE VAN HET
NATIONALE TONEEL
Onderwerp:
Uw voorstelling ”Jeanne d’Arc en de [forgive my language]
oerdomme bok,
die is geschoten door uw hoofdrolspeelster, Sallie Harmsen.
Opdracht:
Rectificeer dit in het eerstvolgende nummer van de Uitkrant!

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Edward II and Isabella/Reaction to the comments of Kathryn Warner[EdwardthesecondBlogspot]

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KING PHILIP THE FAIR, FATHER OF ISABELLA OF
FRANCE
Isabella of France.jpg

A 15th-century depiction of Isabella
ISABELLA OF FRANCE
HISTORICAL IMAGE
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FICTION
ISABELLA OF FRANCE DAUGHTER OF THE FRENCH
KING PHILIP IV, THE FAIR
WIFE OF KING EDWARD II,
MOTHER OF THE LATER KING EDWARD III
SISTER TO THE SUCCEEDING KINGS
LOUIS X OF FRANCE, PHILIP V OF FRANCE, CHARLES
IV OF FRANCE
SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HER LADY IN WAITING, JOAN
DE GENEVILLE [DE JOINVILLE, OF FRENCH DESCENT],
WIFE OF ROGER MORTIMER, LATER LOVER OF
QUEEN ISABELLA
IMAGE FICTION, FROM THE FILM
”LES ROIS MUADITS” [THE ACCURSED KINGS]
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ISABELLA OF FRANCE, FICTION, FROM
THE FILM ”LES ROIS MAUDITS”

QUEEN ISABELLA OF FRANCE, DAUGHTER TO THE FRENCH KING
PHILIPS IV [LE BEL]
HISTORICAL FICTION
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ROGER MORTIMER, 1ST EARL OF MARCH, PARTNER
IN CRIME AND MOST LIKELY LOVER OF QUEEN ISABELLA
OF FRANCE
Isabella and Roger Mortimer.jpg

15th-century manuscript illustration depicting Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella in the foreground
ROGER MORTIMER AND QUEEN ISABELLA ON THE FOREGROUND
15TH CENTURY HISTORICAL  IMAGE

HISTORICAL IMAGE
HUGH LE DESPENSER THE YOUNGER, [ALONG WITH HIS
FATHER, THE ELDER] FAVOURITE TO KING EDWARD II,
WHO DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH AT THE ORDERS OF
QUEEN ISABELLA AND [MOST LIKELY] LOVER
ROGER MORTIMER AFTER THE INVASION OF
ISABELLA AND MORTIMER, WHICH LED TO THE DOWNFALL
AND FINAL DEATH OF KING EDWARD II

EDWARD II AND ISABELLA IN FICTION/REACTION TO THE
COMMENTS OF KATHRYN WARNER [EDWARDTHESECONDBLOGSPOT]
ABOUT ”THE SHE WOLF OF FRANCE” BY MAURICE DRUON

This [rather long] article is divided in

A

KATHRYN WARNER’S POSTS

B

HISTORY OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE FOURTEENTH
CENTURY/
ENGLAND AND FRANCE

C

MY COMMENTS ON THE POST OF KATHRYN WARNER
ON HER BLOG: EDWARDTHESECONDBLOGSPOT

D

TEXT OF KATHRYN WARNER’S POST, ON WHICH
I COMMENT
TO MY READERS

In this article, for the second time a critical comment
on historian/writer Kathryn Warner’s remarks about
the historical novel ”The She Wolf of France”, from
the French historian/writer Maurice Druon.

See her comments

http://edwardthesecond.blogspot.nl/2006/05/edward-ii-novel-of-week-2-she-wolf-of.html

Below I give  my readers a further explanation
about Warner’s posts as well [what’s more important!]
background information about
the first half of
the fourtheenth century, regarding France and England.

But who knows already a lot about this
historical period, skip directly to

”MY COMMENTS ON THE POST OF KATHRYN WARNER
ON HER BLOG: EDWARDTHESECONDBLOGSPOT”

For the rest of my readers

ENJOY THIS TRAVEL TO THE PAST AND READ BELOW!

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The She Wolf of France by Maurice Druon/Reaction on the comments of Kathryn Warner/EdwardthesecondBlogspot

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KING PHILIP THE FAIR, FATHER OF ISABELLA OF
FRANCE

Isabella of France.jpg

A 15th-century depiction of Isabella
ISABELLA OF FRANCE
HISTORICAL IMAGE

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FICTION
ISABELLA OF FRANCE DAUGHTER OF THE FRENCH
KING PHILIP IV, THE FAIR
WIFE OF KING EDWARD II,
MOTHER OF THE LATER KING EDWARD III
SISTER TO THE SUCCEEDING KINGS
LOUIS X OF FRANCE, PHILIP V OF FRANCE, CHARLES
IV OF FRANCE
SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HER LADY IN WAITING, JOAN
DE GENEVILLE [DE JOINVILLE, OF FRENCH DESCENT],
WIFE OF ROGER MORTIMER, LATER LOVER OF
QUEEN ISABELLA
IMAGE FICTION, FROM THE FILM
”LES ROIS MUADITS” [THE ACCURSED KINGS]
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ISABELLA OF FRANCE, FICTION, FROM
THE FILM ”LES ROIS MAUDITS”

QUEEN ISABELLA OF FRANCE, DAUGHTER TO THE FRENCH KING
PHILIPS IV [LE BEL]
HISTORICAL FICTION
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ROGER MORTIMER, 1ST EARL OF MARCH, PARTNER
IN CRIME AND MOST LIKELY LOVER OF QUEEN ISABELLA
OF FRANCE
 
 
 

Isabella and Roger Mortimer.jpg

15th-century manuscript illustration depicting Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella in the foreground
ROGER MORTIMER AND QUEEN ISABELLA ON THE FOREGROUND
15TH CENTURY HISTORICAL  IMAGE

HISTORICAL IMAGE
HUGH LE DESPENSER THE YOUNGER, [ALONG WITH HIS
FATHER, THE ELDER] FAVOURITE TO KING EDWARD II,
WHO DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH AT THE ORDERS OF
QUEEN ISABELLA AND [MOST LIKELY] LOVER
ROGER MORTIMER AFTER THE INVASION OF
ISABELLA AND MORTIMER, WHICH LED TO THE DOWNFALL
AND FINAL DEATH OF KING EDWARD II

 

 

THE SHE WOLF OF FRANCE/REACTION ON THE COMMENTS
OF KATHRYN WARNER/EDWARDTHE SECONDBLOGSPOT
UPDATE
Kathryn Warner has, in my view a great factual knowledge
of the Edward II period [first half of the fourteenth century] but
sometimes a poor insight in the historical events or human reactions, as shows itself in her comments on ”the She Wolf
of France”
Her arguments often lack  historical depth.
By the way, Kathryn Warner deleted my comment……
Silly, in those Internet times…………..
TO MY READERS
INTRODUCTION
As you will see, I’ll give a reaction on the comments of
Kathryn Warner, historian and writer of among else
”Edward II, an Unconventional King” and
”Isabella of France” [wife of Edward II].
Actually, she reacted on an historical fiction novel
”She Wolf of France”, about Isabella of France, fifth
in a series about the French Royal House in the first half
of the fourteenth century ”The Accursed Kings”, referring
to the ”curse of the Templars”
[See under Philip IV]
Below you will see her post [on her website] as my comment.
But I realized, that you only can follow the discussion, when you
know something of the background.
So underlying you find information about Isabella of
France and her father, King Philip IV
But who knows already a lot about the French and English history in
the beginning of the 14th century, in casu the history of Isabella of
France and her father, King Philip IV, can skip this information
and go directly to
MY COMMENTS ON THE POST OF KATHRYN WARNER
ON HER BLOG: EDWARDTHESECONDBLOGSPOT
If not, read the following for more information:
AND ENJOY THE TRAVEL TO THE PAST!

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[EdwardthesecondBlogspot]/Philip IV of France/29 november 1314: Death of Philip IV of France

 

 

 

29 NOVEMBER 1314: DEATH OF PHILIP IV OF FRANCE
To my readers:
FOREWORD AND BACKGROUND:
Since the French King Philip IV is seen on the Edward II Blogspot,
hereby some information about
 the relation between the French King  Philip IV [Philip The Fair] and the English King Edward II
And by the way:
It was because the succeeding sons of Philip IV had no male heirs,
the Hundred Years war between England and France was sparked:
The relation:
King Philip IV was the father in law of King Edward II, since
his daughter Isabella of France [mother of the later King Edward III]
was married off [by her father Philip IV] to Edward II
SPARKING THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR/THE SALIC LAWS IN
FRANCE AND THE ENGLISH CLAIM TO THE FRENCH THRONE:
After the death of King Charles IV, the last surviving son of king Philip IV
and the uncle of Edward III [whose mother was the sister to Charles IV],
Edward III’s mother Isabella of France [the English Queen Isabella] claimed
the French throne for her son Edward III, being the closest relative
[nephew] of the late king Charles IV.
However, apart from the fact, the French nobility would never applaud
an English king ruling over France, Edward III could not inherit the French throne
anyway,
since in France, Salic laws [the right of succession, which exclude females]
were passed in 1316 by King Philip V [predecessor of King Charles IV]
And Edward only could would inherit the French throne by his mother Isabella
[being the daughter of Philip IV and sister to Philip V and Charles IV]
See for the background of the introduction of the Salic laws, based originally
on the  adultery of the French princesses in the Tour de Nesle Affair in 1317
Tour de Nesle Affair
Ironic however for King Philip V:
That King Philip V, who introduced the Salic Laws, of course thought his infant son would thus succeed him.
But his infant son died, he had only daughters left and they could not
inherit the throne………..
HUNDRED YEARS WAR ANYWAY
After denouncing the claim of Queen Isabella on the French throne
for her son Edward III, at first Edward III seemed to accept it,
But by various political causes,Edward III claimed the French throne again, it was of course
rejected by the French [who then had King Philip VI, the first Valois King, the son of
the brother of King Philip IV and thus a cousin of the late King Charles IV]
in 1337 the war broke out
See for the Hundred Years War
AND NOW BACK TO KING PHILIP IV

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[EdwardthesecondBlogspot]/A Royal Adultery Scandal in 1314

 

 

A ROYAL ADULTERY SCANDAL IN 1314
SEE WEBSITE EDWARD II BLOGSPOT

 

A Royal Adultery Scandal In 1314

Edward II’s queen Isabella of France, then eighteen years old, visited her homeland in March/April 1314 to petition her father Philip IV on some matters concerning her husband’s duchy of Gascony. Isabella arrived in Paris on 16 March 1314, the day after her father had Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and his deputy Geoffrey de Charnay burned alive on an island in the middle of the River Seine.  The queen returned to England in late April 1314, just after Edward II’s thirtieth birthday.

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