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Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen


Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen

SKU: 9781408854068 Category: Product ID: 188777


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Title: Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Price: $20.00
Publishing status: Active

‘Packed with vivid character sketches and lyrical description, Tremlett has told a gripping story, full of beauty and darkness’ The Times

In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom that was riddled with crime, corruption, and violent political factionism. Her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon was crucial to her success, bringing together as it did two kingdoms, but it was a royal partnership in which Isabella more than held her own. Her pivotal reign was long and transformative, uniting Spain and laying the foundations not just of modern Spain, but of the one of the world’s greatest empires.
With authority and flair, acclaimed historian Giles Tremlett Tremlett relates the story of this legendary, if controversial, first initiate in a small club of great European queens that includes Elizabeth I of England, Russia’s Catherine the Great, and Britain’s Queen Victoria.

ISBN: 9781408854068
Weight: 523g
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 624

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Weight 523 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm