Kirstin Downey publishes the most recent biography of Queen Isabel / Isabella of Castile, the most important female ruler of Spain and one of the most prominent characters of Spanish history. Under her, the Crowns of Castile and Aragon united, the Reconquista finished with the conquest of the Emirate of Granada, Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain, the Spanish Inquisition was founded, and Spain discovered America. It’s a very good read to understand the context of her time and her character, with her bright and dark sides. Isabella The Warrior Queen is an excellent biography!
- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (November 10, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307742164
- ISBN-13: 978-0307742162
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches