Philip the Fair Philip IV of France – effigy at St. Denis King of France~As early as the 14th century, the town had commune status and a county judge. In 1307, several Templars, were arrested and imprisoned in the dungeons of the château by order of Philip IV of France,
Philippe IV, the Fair (1268 - 1314). King of France from 1285 to 1314 and King of Navarre from 1284 to 1305. He married Joan I of Navarre and they had four children. He massacred the Knights Templar and they were rumored to have cursed his family because of this. He died soon after the Templar leaders were executed and his sons all died young without male heirs.
"I am here because Matthew was there for me after the French king executed Hugh". / Philip IV of France disbanded, arrested and accused the Knights Templar of heresy and worse. Hugh died alongside the Templars that were executed at the order of Philip IV in the fourteenth century. "Hugh de Clermont had been burned at the stake, leaving no body to bury."
Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292 - 1330). Queen of France from 1316 - 1322. She was married to Philippe V and had four daughters who survived infancy.
The meteoric rise of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as the Knights Templar) and their equally swift fall has fueled fanciful tales and scholarly research. The order promoted their mythological origins and the extreme charges leveled against them by Philip IV of France (1285-1314) created an atmosphere of speculation.
Isabella of France. (b.1295 - d.1358) Wife of Edward II (b.1284 - d.1327) of England She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills, and intelligence.
Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), sometimes described as the She-wolf of France, was Queen consort of England as the wife of Edward II of England. She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Her brothers Louis, Philip and Charles became kings of France.Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills, and intelligence.
Detail of a miniature of the funeral of Jeanne, queen of France and Navarre. France, Central (Paris). At the age of 10 (based on the date of birth above), Joan married the future Philip IV of France on 16 August 1284, becoming queen of France a year later. Their three surviving sons would all rule as kings of France, in turn, and their only surviving daughter, Isabella became queen consort of England. Queen Joan founded the famous College of Navarre in Paris.