Talk:Germaine of Foix

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Germaine's bastard daughter[edit]

For what it's worth, the following line got tagged with a citation request:

It is widely speculated among historians that Charles was Isabel's father; Germaine refers to her in her will as the "Infanta Isabel"—a title that only makes sense if her father was the King.[citation needed]

The source for this was the Spanish Wikipedia article; I translated some of the information there over here awhile back. Here's what it says:

Pronto surgió entre los dos una apasionada relación amorosa de la que nació una hija, Isabel, y aunque nunca fue reconocida oficialmente, Germana de Foix se refiere a ella en su testamento como la «infanta Isabel» –título que no le podía corresponder– y a su padre como «el emperador».

Of course, Wikipedia can't be used as a source, and the line isn't cited there either. (Also, Emperor? Charles hadn't been elected Holy Roman Emperor yet when Isabel was born...) Still, this sounds pretty plausible from what I've read- I'm fairly certain I read somewhere else that there were suspicions that Charles and his step-grandmother had an affair, at least, though I haven't seen the part about her referring to the daughter as "Infanta Isabel" elsewhere. So... it could definitely use a cite better than the lame "among historians," but I suspect it is in fact true. SnowFire (talk) 20:32, 21 April 2009 (UTC)