The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 239 - The Lady of the Isle: Isabella de Fortibus and Carisbrooke Castle

Nov. 2, 2023

Join us to discover the story of one of England’s wealthiest and most powerful medieval noblewomen, Isabella de Fortibus (1237–1293). Married at an early age before becoming a wealthy young widow and heiress, she was pursued by many ambitious suitors hoping to acquire her wealth and lands while she lived at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. And it’s here that we begin our story with our guests, English Heritage senior properties curator Sam Stones and documentation officer Dr Therron Welstead. To learn more about Carisbrooke Castle or plan a visit, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.