Isabel is late 15th-century English. She is the daughter of a successful London mercer
who often traveled to the trading centres of Europe, bringing back extravagant and exotic gifts for his daughter. On occasion she was allowed
to travel with him, picking up "whimsical" skills in the process. Her father also indulged her the opportunity to learn more masculine traits
such as the use of a sword and assisting him with his business dealings.
Isabel was taught many of the things that all dignified young girls are encouraged to learn: painting and fine writing being two of those
many subjects. With her father traveling to Europe so often, she was able to acquire a number of manuscripts and books to continue building
her father's library. Finding some of the pages quite dull, she would often sit and decorate the borders and letters.