The Political Repercussions of Family Ties in the Early Fourteenth Century: The Marriage of Edward II of England and Isabelle of France

@article{Brown1988ThePR,
  title={The Political Repercussions of Family Ties in the Early Fourteenth Century: The Marriage of Edward II of England and Isabelle of France},
  author={E. A. Brown},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1988},
  volume={63},
  pages={573 - 595}
}
Medieval marriages in high places were political events. International weddings were negotiated like truces and treaties, and the marriages often affected the course of relations between the powers involved. The union of Edward II of England and Isabelle of France in 1308 is distinguished from other similar marriages by the power and ambitions of the two contracting parties, the couple's fathers, Edward I and Philip the Fair, and by the idiosyncrasies of character of the bride and groom, which… Expand

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Brown is Professor of History at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 11210, and at The Graduate School
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