Isabella Stewart – Duchess of Brittany

Isabella of Scotland (Stewart) was born in 1426 as the daughter James I of Scotland and Joan of Beaufort. A diplomatic report before her marriage refers to her as “a well-brought-up young lady, schooled to silence and submission.” She received a proposal of marriage from John V, Duke of Brittany. The marriage contract was signed on [read more]

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Fiery Joanna of Flanders

Joanna of Flanders has gone down in history as the ‘Fiery’ for her role in the War of the Breton Succession. She was born circa 1295 as the daughter of Louis I, Count of Nevers and Joan, Countess of Rethel. Her grandfather was also Count of Flanders, but as her father predeceased his father, he [read more]