Queen Isabella of Angoulême

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As the second wife of King John of England, Queen Isabella of Angoulême remains largely overshadowed in popular imagination by John’s mother, the queen-duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. Nevertheless, like her mother-in-law, during her own life, Isabella had earned a scandalous reputation, "more Jezebel than Isabel," accused of sorcery, incest and harlotry. Historians and novelists have portrayed her as a bad mother, a termagant, an ambitious and reckless schemer and a poisoner, among others, while acknowledging her extraordinary beauty. This presentation looks at the impact of Isabella’s two marriages on the political landscape of 13th century England and France—the first as the "kidnapped" child-bride, the second as a young countess-queen who chose her own husband based on her personal ambitions and passion.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

MultipleInstructor :
1.Fran A'hern Smith2.Hana Samek Norton 



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/9/2017 - 8/9/2017 Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 219 Hana Samek Norton  ; Fran A'hern Smith