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The reasons for the French invasion of Normandy, 1202-1204.
David Carpenter, The Struggle for Mastery (2003), p. 264.
‘In August 1200, having divorced his first wife, John married Isabella, daughter and sole
heir of the count of Angoulême…. But instead of compensating Hugh de Lusignan, the
great Poitevin noble to whom Isabella had already been engaged, John tried to bully
him into submission. Hugh appealed for justice to the king of France, and thus gave
Philip his chance. His [Philip’s] court in the spring of 1202 sentenced John to forfeit all
his continental fiefs’.