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Isabella of Angouleme: The Tangled Queen Part 1

Erica Laine

Category: Drama

Set in the thirteenth century, the kingdoms of England and France are struggling over territory as the powerful Anglo Angevins threaten the French king. The Tangled Queen is the story of the little known and very young Isabella of Angoulême, who was abducted by King John in 1200 and became his second wife and queen consort. Longing for power of her own, her story is full of thwarted ambition, passion, pride and cruelty.

Set in the thirteenth century, the kingdoms of England and France are struggling over territory as the powerful Angevins threaten the French king. In regions far from Paris, local fiefdoms disregard all authority.

The Tangled Queen is the story of the little known and very young Isabella of Angoulême, who was abducted by King John in 1200. She became his second wife and queen consort. He was the most reviled king in English history, and his lust for her led to the loss of Normandy and the destruction of the Plantagenet Empire, which then brought about the Magna Carta.

Isabella came of age in England but was denied her place in court. Her story is full of thwarted ambition, passion, pride and cruelty. She longed for power of her own and returned to France after the death of John to live a life of treachery and intrigue…

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