|Chateau de Coucy, France|
Isabella had nearly wed at 19, a man of her own choosing, who was also a Frenchman, but one allied with the English. Her parents had agreed and settled on the details, providing her with a huge and extravagant trousseau. Five ships were loaded and waiting to whisk her away to Gascony, where the ceremony was to take place. Then, at the last minute, Isabella refused to go.
|De Coucy's English arms as Earl of Bedford|