King Henry ENGLAND, II
Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND
(Abt 1121-1204)
Count Aymer De Taillefer ANGOULEME
(Abt 1160-1218)
Countess Alix De Courtenay ANGOULESME
(Abt 1160-1218)
Queen Isabella De Taillefer ENGLAND
(Abt 1187-1245)
Empress Isabella England GERMANY


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Emperor Frederick GERMANY, II

  • Emperor Conrad GERMANY, IV

Empress Isabella England GERMANY

  • Born: 1214, Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Married: 20 Jul 1235, Worms, Rhinehessen, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
  • Died: 1 Dec 1241, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
  • Buried: Andria, Bari, Apulia, Italy

   Other names for Isabella were GERMANY Empress, Isabel and Isabelle.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ6-21.

   General Notes:

Empress of GERMANY.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Isabella, Mar (3) Frederick II Emperor of Germany, Died 1241."

The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press,
p33: "...A proposal to affiance Henry's sister, Isabella, to Henry, King of the Romans, the infantson of Frederick II, led to no results, for the Arch- bishop of Cologne, the chief upholder of the scheme in Germany, was murdered, and the young king found a bride in Austria..."
p61: "...Henry III's cosmopolitan instincts led him to takeas much part in foreign politics as his resources allowed. In 1235 he married his sister Isabella to Frederick II, and henceforth manifested a strong interest in the affairs of his imperial brother-in-law. His relations with France were still uneasy, and he hoped to find in Frederick's support a counterpoise to the steady pressure of French hostility..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Popular Library
p14: "Before John had set out on his last campaign he had sent all his children saving Henry, the heir, to Corfe for safekeeping...The two youngest daughters were there also: Isabella, who would marry the Emperor of Germany, and the baby of the family, little Princess Eleanor..."
p20: "Isabella Born 1214, Died 1241, Married Emperor Frederick II GERMANY..."
p204: "Richard of Cornwall was organizing a party of English knights to go to the Crusades, and Simon was pledged to take the cross with him...He did not leave with Richard of Cornwall but went first to get Eleanor, who was insisting on accompanying him as far as possible. They traveled together to Brindisi, where the German Emperor, perhaps on prompting from his consort, who was Eleanor's older sister, had loaned for her use a huge echoing stone palace overlooking the sea. Here she stayed with her small staff of servants, her mind filled with the dangers her husband was encountering in the East..."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, ed Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred A Knopf, p25: "Isabelle 1214-41..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJ6-21.

   Marriage Information:

Isabella married Emperor Frederick GERMANY, II, son of Emperor Henry GERMANY, VI, on 20 Jul 1235 in Worms, Rhinehessen, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. (Emperor Frederick GERMANY, II died in 1250 in , , Germany.)

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