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Isabella of Castile

Giles Tremlett

Isabella of Castile

Europe"s first great queen

by Giles Tremlett

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Queens,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGiles Tremlett
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDP163 .T74 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, genealogical tables
    Number of Pages607
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27230075M
    ISBN 101632865203
    ISBN 109781632865205
    OCLC/WorldCa973413064

      Isabella I was a Queen of Castile and León who lived between the middle of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th centuries. Her reign is notable for a number of important events, including the completion of the Reconquista, the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus’s voyage, which the monarch supported and : Dhwty.


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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen by Giles Tremlett is a fantastic biography on one of Europe's first Great Queens, and an early look at proto-absolutism in European politics.

Isabella was originally farther back in line to replace the unlucky Henry IV (The Impotent - poor man), who suffered from some birth defects, preferred to /5. Isabella of Castile, by Giles Tremlett, published inis an excellent example of scholarly research.

It's an historical account, which you might otherwise think--had you not read the book carefully, depicts the meteoric rise to incredible wealth, power, and glory of a modest, soft-spoken, 15th century woman, coming from a poor, humble /5(37).

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history/5().

Since I knew Queen Isabella was the financier of Columbus, a force behind the Spanish Inquisition, and the mother of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, I thought I would find this book about her interesting, but that was an underestimation because Isabella: The Warrior Queen turned out to be a treasure trove of fascinating information and stories/5.

Isabella I, queen of Castile (–) and of Aragon (–), ruling the two kingdoms jointly from with her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their rule effected the permanent union of Spain and the beginning of an overseas empire in the New World, led by.

This superb book is a pleasure to read. • Isabella of Castile by Giles Tremlett is published by Bloomsbury (£25). To order a copy for £, go to Author: Alexander Larman.

Acclaimed historian Giles Tremlett chronicles the life of Isabella of Castile as she led her country out of the murky middle ages and harnessed the newest ideas and tools of the early Renaissance to turn her ill-disciplined, quarrelsome nation into a sharper, modern state with a powerful, clear-minded, and ambitious monarch at its centre.

Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, this book tells the real and remarkable story of the princess, Isabella of Castile. The partnership that she made with her prince was a happy one, and without Isabella and Ferdinand, both Spain and America would not exist now as we know them.

Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Book for Youth. "Impressively informed and informative, thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen will prove to be an extraordinary and popular addition to community and academic library Historical Biography collections." - Midwest Book Review "SplendidBrand: Bloomsbury USA.

This book tells the real and remarkable story of the princess, Isabella of Castile. The partnership that she made with her prince was a happy and successful one. Without her, both Spain and America would not exist as we know : Goosebottom Books.

Life. Isabella was the youngest of the three daughters of King Peter of Castile by his favourite mistress, María de Padilla (d). On 21 September Edward III's fourth son, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, married Isabella's elder sister, Constance (d.

), who after the death of their father in claimed the throne of la accompanied her sister to England, and Father: Peter of Castile. This Giveaway has now ended, but if you'd like a 25% discount please follow the link to the review.

Isabella of Castile – new book. 3 years ago Author: Claire Ridgway. 3 Comments. I've just received an email from Giles Tremlett about his latest book Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen, which I know many of you will be interested in.

His book on Catherine of Aragon was excellent. Isabella was born on Ap in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, the daughter of John II of Castile, and her mother was his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. Only three years after her birth, her half-brother Alfonso became the king of Spain and took the name Henry IV.

The Book of Hours of Isabella the Catholic is one of the most elegant and exquisite Renaissance manuscripts from Belgium. The codex, also known as Libro de Horas de la Reina Isabel la Católica, was written and illuminated in the early 16th century in the Flemish area between Ghent and Bruges and features 40 exquisitely illuminated full-page miniatures, 10 half-page.

Isabella I of Castile biography Isabel de Trastámara, better known as Isabel the Catholic or Isabella I of Castile (Ap – Novem ). Queen of Castile, Sicily, and Aragon. She was born in the town of Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Castilla, Spain.

5/5(1). Isabella I of Castile Book review: Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters by Wendy J.

Dunn. that in Isabella Castile and all of Spain had a true monarch, a woman who did not see her gender as an impediment but rather as a strength and gave her daughters the best things money, religion and status could buy.

Downey paints an. Isabella I of Castile: | | | Isabella the Catholic | | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.

Isabella, granted together with her husband the title "the Catholic" by Pope Alexander VI, was recognized as a Servant of God by the Catholic Church in Life and reign.

Isabella was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, to John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal on 22 April Coronation: 13 December   Isabella of Castile should never have been queen. Born on Apshe was the second child of King John II of Castile. The king already had.

Engaging new appraisal of Europe’s first female monarch and her long, consequential reign. A century before Elizabeth I, there was Isabella of Castile (), whose year reign alongside her less-capable husband, Ferdinand of Aragon, became the model of a strong, enduring, ruthless (rather than enlightened) dynasty.

Isabella was first betrothed to Ferdinand at the age of 6, but subsequent complex royal machinations scotched that deal as she was offered around to numerous princes until, as an adult and heir presumptive, she got a (wobbly) agreement from her brother, Henry, king of Castile at the time, that she would not be forced to marry against her will.

Otherwise, Downey’s Isabella is pious, a loyal and forgiving wife, and a devoted and loving mother. But the author takes issue — and this is the central theme of the book — with the tendency. Elena Woodacre, review of Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen, (review no.

) DOI: /RiH// Date accessed: 7 May, Make a vow to read this book.”—New York Journal of Books “A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction Gortner’s vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not /5(21).

The Spanish as a "people" are among the most anywhere, but nowhere as much as in Castile when Isabella came to rule at age 24 in As Giles Tremlett, author of Isabella of Castile writes, it had "the violence of mobs, the greed of the grandees, and the casual cruelty of those who rode roughshod over Castile's laws.".

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The flow of books connected with the quincentenary of Columbus's voyage to the Americas continues. General readers interested in the remarkable woman who pressed the unification of the several Read full review.

In this scholarly, limpidly written work, Rubin (The Mother Mirror, ; The New Suburban Woman, ) recounts the story of Spain's greatest queen and the impact of her reign on her country and the world.

The marriage of Isabella of Castile and Prince Ferdinand of Aragon (), more than any other event, caused the creation of the Spanish state by merging Spain's two main Christian : Nancy Rubin. About Isabella. An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

Get this from a library. Isabella of Castile. [Shirin Yim Bridges; Albert Nguyen] -- Brings to life the story of Isabella of Castile, a 15th century Spanish princess whose revolutionary thinking made possible a unified Spain and the discovery of America. Queen of Castile; born in the town of Madrigal de las Altas Torres, 22 April, ; died a little before noon, 26 November,in the castle of La Mota, which still stands at Medina del Campo.

She was the daughter of John II, King of Castile, by his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. Make a vow to read this book.”—New York Journal of Books “A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction Gortner’s vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not.

This is an excellent, detailed and forensic book which examines and narrates a defining period of Spanish and world history through the lens of the life of Queen Isabella of Castile and which, like all good history, resonates with important questions for the modern day/5(42).

Isabella, John, Joanna, Maria and Catherine were the five children of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Castile and Leon. They were raised to adulthood during a time of turmoil, with scandal and battles revolving around the throne of Castile.

Theirs was a life lived in a monarchial world filled with duties and danger. After Isabella's solo coronation, her husband Ferdinand of Aragon returns angrily to Castile and demands his rights as man, her husband, and King of Castile. Isabel s02e01. Isabella of Castile snakes through the pages as a thriving and ruthless Queen until the disasters later in life take their toll on the once invisible Isabella.

Giles Tremlett makes it all come to life. Don’t be daunted be the sheer size of this book, you’ll be too emerged in Isabella’s life to notice. The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile - Ebook written by C. Gortner.

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Isabella of Castile by Giles Tremlett,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Isabella: The Warrior Queen – by Kirstin Downey Date read: 8/17/ Recommendation: 8/ A portrait of Isabella of Castile (), Queen of Spain, whose unlikely rise to the throne helped establish her as one of the most powerful, poised female leaders in history.

Isabella was a complex figure with a complicated legacy to match. Ferdinand and Isabella succeeded as joint sovereigns to the throne of Castile on the death of Isabella's half brother Henry IV in December of From the "Catholic Kings," as Ferdinand and Isabella were known, ruled both kingdoms jointly, but it was a union of crowns not countries.

Isabella's half-brother became Henry IV, king of Castile, when their father, John II, died in when Isabella was 3. Isabella was raised by her mother untilwhen the two children were brought to court by Henry to keep them from being used by .The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.

W. Gortner C. W. Gortner’s latest politically charged, passionate novel centers on the life of Queen Isabella of Castile, an interesting figure whose forbidden marriage to Fernando of Aragon galvanized Spain under a single banner.