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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 10:19 p.m. PST

"Twenty-three-year-old Isabella first discovered that she was queen of the kingdom of Castile while residing in the turreted heights of the Alcázar of Segovia. Allegedly taken to the town square under a beautiful brocade canopy, she took her seat on the throne and the people cheered triumphantly. This occasion marked the start of a 30-year reign, which would see Granada recaptured from its Arabic rulers, Columbus's voyage to the New World and the launch of the Spanish Inquisition.

Born in a small village in central Spain in 1451, one could hardly tell that the young Isabella would be destined for greatness. Though she was originally second in line to the throne after her older half-brother Henry, she was soon relegated to third with the birth of another brother…"
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Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP21 May 2020 11:45 p.m. PST

Not to forget her part in forging, by marriage, the alliance with the Habsburgs, which pretty much ensured that her grandson Charles V would rule over Empire and Spain.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 11:50 a.m. PST



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