Isabella I, Queen of Castile

Standard Name: Isabella I,, Queen of Castile
Used Form: Isabella I, Queen of Spain
Used Form: Isabella the Catholic


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Textual Features Norah Lofts
Lofts, said a reviewer of Anne Boleyn: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Wife, discusses some interesting issues. One is that Catherine of Aragon might well fail to sympathise with her husband's...
Textual Features Grace Aguilar
The martyr named in the title is a Spanish Jew named Marie, who refuses to convert despite her love for an English Catholic man, and the further inducements represented by the torture of the Inquisition
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
Castile for Isabella was the first novel in JP 's historical trilogy on Isabella, Queen of Castile , and Ferdinand, King of Aragon , the fifteenth-century monarchs who united Spain's two realms.
Duggan, Alfred Leo. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Castile for Isabella</span> by Jean Plaidy”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 3039, p. 340.
Textual Production Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Cordoba was capital of Moorish or Islamic Spain from the eighth to the thirteenth century. Gonzalo de Córdoba was a military leader in the conquest of Granada in the late fifteenth century, when in early...
Textual Production Ruth Fainlight
All Citizens are Soldiers had been produced in London two years before this at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East , in East London.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
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Textual Production Norah Lofts
NL published Crown of Aloes, a historical novel on Queen Isabella of Spain .
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.


1478: The medieval institution of the Inquisition...

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The medieval institution of the Inquisition was revived as the Spanish Inquisition at the request of the Spanish royal couple Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon .

2 January 1492: At the battle of Granada in Spain (actually...

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2 January 1492

At the battle of Granada in Spain (actually the climax of a three-week siege) Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain defeated the Moors. They expelled the Jews the same year.


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