WEREWOLVES IN POP CULTURE : ISABELLA OF FRANCE WAS A SHE WOLF?
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Did you know that Isabella of France was called a she-wolf for her ferocious revenge she took on her husband Edward II ?
Yes its always about love with these things.
Okay so this one is not much about werewolves but the fact that a woman named Isabella of France was called a she -wolf is rather interesting. How ferocious was she in this revenge to get the name she wolf? What did her husband do to get her this angry ? Well let’s look at the story and my annotated retelling about her.
Isabella was born in the 1200s of France. Her father matched her up with Edward II at a very young age and by the time she was a teenager she married him . But Edward II was actually taking lovers and so ignoring Isabella . After being with him for a while she devised plans to get rid of him and take over the kingdom .
In my opinion based on my research he was pretty nasty to her and she had to compete for his attention especially after having her first child when his first lover was killed.
He took on another lover. Ignored her some more and this time around tried to kill her and banish her from the kingdom. She went back to her child hood home country of France for a while and eventually asked for her son Edward III who she managed a wedding proposal with Philippa of Hainault . This arrangement allowed her to build an army of sorts to take down her husband and get her kingdom back .
After a while she herself took a lover and with him they kind of brutalized , marched over England and took the country back without much blood shed. She captured her husband(some sources say that she and her lover ordered his death), killed his lover and was able to end the Scottish Wars .
She was able to rule as regent for fourteen years. However , she was blood thirsty for more power and killed many in her reign . So maybe that is how she got the title she wolf, who knows ? All and all it started with a heartbroken woman who only just wanted to love her husband .
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