Her father was the regent of her cousin Alfonos V during his minority, and reportedly, Isabella and Alfonso fell in love with each other. They were engaged in 1445, which caused a conflict between Peter of Coimbra and Duke Alfonso of Braganza, who had wished for the monarch to marry his grandchild. Isabella was given the income of Santarém, Alvaiázere, Sintra and Torres Vedras at her wedding.
Isabella and Afonso V were married on 6 May 1447. Both the bride and groom were fifteen. They had three children:
John II of Portugal (3 March 1455 – 25 October 1495): Succeeded his father as 13th King of Portugal.
In 1448, the king took Alfonso of Braganza as his advisor; the father of Isabella died, suspected to have been killed, and her brother was exiled. Isabella herself however did not fall out of favour with the king, and she took... Read More