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Family of John LACKLAND and Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME

Husband: John LACKLAND (c. 1166-c. 1216)
Wife: Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME (1188-1246)
Marriage 1200

Husband: John LACKLAND


John LACKLAND, King John, Worcester Cathedral

Sex: Male
Name Suffix: King of England
Father: Henry II (1133-1189)
Mother: Eleanor of AQUITAINE (c. 1123-1204)
Birth c. Dec 1166
Death c. Oct 1216 (age 49)

Wife: Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME


Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME, IsabelledAngouleme

Name: Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME
Sex: Female
Name Suffix: Queen of England
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1188
Death 31 May 1246 (age 57-58)

Note on Husband: John LACKLAND

John (24 December 1166 – 18/19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland (French: Jean Sansterre), was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death. During John's reign, England lost the duchy of Normandy to King Philip II of France, which resulted in the collapse of most of the Angevin Empire and contributed to the subsequent growth in power of the Capetian dynasty during the 13th century. The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the signing of the Magna Carta, a document often considered to be an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.


John, the youngest of five sons of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was at first not expected to inherit significant lands. Following the failed rebellion of his elder brothers between 1173 and 1174, however, John became Henry's favourite child. He was appointed the Lord of Ireland in 1177 and given lands in England and on the continent. John's elder brothers William, Henry and Geoffrey died young; by the time Richard I became king in 1189, John was a potential heir to the throne. John unsuccessfully attempted a rebellion against Richard's royal administrators whilst his brother was participating in the Third Crusade. Despite this, after Richard died in 1199, John was proclaimed king of England, and came to an agreement with Philip II of France to recognise John's possession of the continental Angevin lands at the peace treaty of Le Goulet in 1200.

Note on Wife: Isabella, Countess of ANGOULÊME

Isabella of Angoulême (French: Isabelle d'Angoulême, c.1188 – 31 May 1246) was queen consort of England as the second wife of King John from 1200 until John's death in 1216. They had five children by the king including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220, Isabella married Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.


Some people claim that Isabella formed a conspiracy against King Louis IX of France in 1241, after being publicly snubbed by his mother, Blanche of Castile for whom she had a deep-seated hatred. In 1244, after the plot had failed, Isabella was accused of attempting to poison the king, and to avoid arrest, sought refuge in Fontevraud Abbey where she died two years later, but none of this can be confirmed.