Women of France


Women have played a major role in the history of France

Link to the page of articles on the Queens of France

Judith of France, Queen of Wessex and Countess of Flanders

Herleva of Falaise, mother of William the Conqueror

Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England

Deconstructing the Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Alys of France, Countess of Ponthieu

Isabelle of Angoulême, Queen of England

Yolande de Dreux, Scottish Queen

Marie de Coucy, Scottish Queen

Jeanne “la Flamme”, Duchess of Brittany

Marguerite of France, Queen of England

Isabel of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy

Margaret of Nevers, Dauphine of France, Duchess of Guyenne and Countess of Richemont

Jacqueline, Duchess of Bavaria-Straubing, Countess of Holland, Zeeland, Hainaut and Oostervant

Joan of Arc

Agnes Sorel, Mistress of King Charles VII

Antoinette de Maignelais, Viscountess de la Guerche and Royal Mistress

Isabella of Valois, Queen of England

Joan of Valois, Duchess of Alencon and Countess of Perche

Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France

Anne of Burgundy, Duchess of Bedford 

The Wives of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy

Catherine of France, Countess of Charolais

Isabella of Bourbon, Countess of Charolais

Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy

A Woman’s Justice During the Reign of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy

Mary of Burgundy

Anne de Beaujeu, Duchess of Bourbon and Regent of France

Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon

Philippa of Guelders, Duchess of Lorraine, great-grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots

Antoinette of Bourbon, Duchess of Guise, grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots

Anne of Brittany as Matchmaker: The Case of Anne of Foix-Candale, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia

The Funeral of Anne of Brittany

Princess Renée de France: Staunch Huguenot 

Baroness Michelle de Soubise, Anne of Brittany’s Dame d’atour

Louise of Savoy, Duchess of Angoulême and Regent of France

The Remarkable Journal of Louise de Savoy

Germaine de Foix, Queen of Aragon, Naples, Sardinia, Navarre and Sicily and Vicereine of Valencia

Marguerite of Valois, Duchess of Savoy and Berry 

Elizabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain

The Baptism of Elisabeth of Valois, Princess of France

Madeleine of Valois, Scottish Queen

Marie de Guise, Scottish Queen and mother of Mary Queen of Scots

Gabrielle d’Estrees, Mistress of the French King Henri IV