Isabella of France

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Isabella of France (c. 1292-1358) was the queen consort of Edward II of England (r. 1307-1327). After heading a coup to overthrow her husband, she ruled as regent for their young son, Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377) until he forced her into retirement in 1330. She died in England in 1358 and is known to history as the "she-wolf of France."

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  • 1292 - 1358
    Life of Isabella of France.
  • 24 Jan 1327
    Edward II of England is obliged to abdicate by his wife Isabella of France and her lover Roger Mortimer.
  • 29 Nov 1330
    Edward III of England executes his former regent Roger Mortimer.
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