Isabella II, Queen of Spain

Standard Name: Isabella II,, Queen of Spain
Used Form: Isabella, Queen of Castile


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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Matilda Betham-Edwards
She describes here her journey, with a female friend (actually Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon ), to Spain with the particular purpose of seeing the works of Velasquez , and on to North Africa, in the...


The Carlist Wars were fought in Spain, mounted by challengers to the reign of the infant Isabella II . There were renewed outbreaks of these civil wars in the 1840s and the 1870s.
October 1846
Queen Isabella of Spain married her cousin, despite machinations by British and French diplomats to arrange a marriage that would be politically opportune for them.
September 1868
Revolution in Spain occurred. Queen Isabella II was subsequently ousted, and the revolutionary party favoured a constitutional government headed by a new sovereign.