Queen Zabel I, being a notable figure in Armenian history, had a significant investment in the development of her Kingdom. Still, she is mainly known for her dramatic personal life. As the only heir, she was a subject of interest to many nobles. She was married twice. First marriage didn’t last long: her husband Philip of Antioch was killed as a result of court conspiracies. Zabel embraced monastic life and fled to Seleucia Castle, but years later she was forced into marriage with her regent’s son Hetoum. The latter, after their marriage, was coronated as King Hetoum I and became the founder of the Hetoumid dynasty.