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on 14 May 2015
A very well-written book on the interesting life of a dazzling woman in history!
Isabella of France, nicknamed "She-Wolf of France", is an example of fascinating Queen (she stands out from the long line of many plain Queens who were just always pious, always gentle, always quiet, always there to give birth to royal children and that's it).
Isabella was a smart, venturesome, scheming lady who managed a far better transfer of power from unpopular King Edward II to herself and their own son, Edward III, then some other royal persons with their coups (looking at Henry IV and Richard II). Not to mention she was the first person to successfully invade England since Norman conquest.
The irony is that her nickname was obviously intended as an insult by historians, but in reality being strong enough to be compared with a wolf is rather a compliment.