‘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’.