Who is she ?

+5 votes
Anybody know anything about this lady?
WikiTree profile: Isabel Plantagenet
in Genealogy Help by Living Horace G2G6 Pilot (572k points)

1 Answer

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The Wikitree profile shows that she was the daughter of King Richard I, the Lion-Hearted, and his wife.  Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands Index does not show the Richard had any legitimate children. (Other sites show that son Phillip was legitimate.)  I can find no source for a daughter, Isabel.

Also, Isabel is not shown as a wife of William de Burgh. The identity of his wife is uncertain.  That font of wisdom, Wikipedia says: "A book of genealogies recorded in the 15th century by Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh, one of the Four Masters (published in Annalecta Hibernica 18), indicates that the mother of Richard Mor de Burgh, William's son and successor, was the "daughter of the Saxon [English] king", an illegitimate daughter of Henry II of England or perhaps Richard I of England."

I say, cut off her head!

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (335k points)
edited by Vic Watt
Hi Vic. Thank You for providing this information. I find it very useful.

Before you "cut off her head" though, I would suggest you contact the profile manager and see what they say about the matter...

Click on Profile manager: Lindsay Coleman Lindsey Coleman or Stough-48   ( http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stough-48 ). 

Very interesting discussion!!

At a minimum, her parentage-- whoever is chosen-- should be marked "uncertain." What the wikipedia entry does NOT identify, however, is her given name. Where did "Isabel" come from?

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