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Queen Isabella Presentation

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Queen Isabella Queen Isabella was born on April 22, 1451 in Madrigal de las Atlas Torres. Isabella lived with her mother and her brother, Alfonso, in a castle which contained poor conditions. However, due to shortage of money, Isabella's mother was able to give her a good education. Ever since, conditions of Isabella's life improved in Segovia when she was being supervised by the King. She had food, clothing, and was sheltered by a castle that was decorated with gold and silver. Isabella lived in a relaxed lifestyle, which included music, embriodery, art, dancing, etc. Although she may live in a relxed life style, Isabella rarely left Sagovia due to the King forbidding her to do so. Appearance and Personality ? Queen Isabella was a very fair complexion. She had blue eyes, hair colour that was between reddish-blonde and auburn. Isabella maintined a temperate lifestyle and her religious spirit influenced her the most in her life. Family ? Isabella and Ferndinand were married. They had 6 children; four daughters and two sons Their name's were Joanna, Catherine, Maria, Peter, John, and Isabella Queen Isabella (Isabella of Castile) was queen of Castile and Aragon. The marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand joined the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. Isabella and Ferdinand shared the power equally and established a code of law. Isabella was a devoted Catholic in which she focused on converting the citizens of her kingdom, in goal of what she believes was necessary to guarantee moderate agreement to the church 1492, Isabella demanded that all Jews and Muslims must either convert to Christianity or be expelled This act demolished what has been a society known by remarkable religous order, peace, freedom, and harmony. Isabella's parents were King John II of Castile and his second wife. Queen Isabella of Portugal. However, Isabella's mother, Queen Isabella of Portugal, became a widow due to the death of her husband, Isabella's father, in 1454; three years after Isabella was born. Isabella was crowned queen in 1474, only three days after Henry VI, her half-brother who took the throne after the death of her father Isabella's half-brother, Henry IV, became King of Castile when John II died. However, Alfonso was heir to the throne but he died on July 5, 1468 because of poison preventing him from being made king. Crown of Isabelle of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon's sword in Capilla Real, Granada Afterwards, Isabella and Alfonso were brought upon court by Henry IV to keep them from being used by oppostion nobles. Isabella and Ferdinand began with their plans to join all of Spain by continuing to expel Muslims who held parts of Spain In 1492, the Muslim Kingdom of Granada fell to Isabella and Ferdinand. During that same year, all Jews in Spain who refused to convert to Christianity were expelled by Isabella and Ferdinand However, Isabella was convinced by Christopher Columbus to sponsor his voyage of discovery. When Christopher Columbus discovered lands in the New World, they were given to Castile and Isabella tok a special interest in the Native Americans of the new lands. Some of the Native Americans were brought back to Spain as slaves. In return, Isabella expressed her wish that "Indians" would be treated with justice and fairness. After achieving greatness within the lands of Spain, Queen Isabella died on November 26, 1504 in Medina del Campo. In her will, she asked that her successors protect and treat the Native Americans the same as they would the toward the Spanish people Her husband continued to rule for 12 more years until he died in Madrigaleio on January 23, 1516.
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