Royal tomb of Isabella of Angouleme in the nave of the Abbey Church at Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. Isabella, 1188-1246,  was Queen consort of King John of England, brother of Richard I. The Plantagenet rulers were benefactors of the monastery. The effigy is carved in wood and was painted, she wears a crown and nun's wimple (Isabella was a nun at Fontevraud) and her robes are blue. Fontevraud Abbey was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel and became a double monastery for both monks and nuns, led by an Abbess. The Order was dissolved during the French Revolution. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Royal tomb of Isabella of Angouleme in the nave of the Abbey Church at Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. Isabella, 1188-1246, was Queen consort of King John of England, brother of Richard I. The Plantagenet rulers were benefactors of the monastery. The effigy is carved in wood and was painted, she wears a crown and nun's wimple (Isabella was a nun at Fontevraud) and her robes are blue. Fontevraud Abbey was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel and became a double monastery for both monks and...
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