Isabella l of Castile was Queen of Castile and León. She and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon brought stability to both kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain.

Isabella l of Castile was Queen of Castile and León. She and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon brought stability to both kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain.

This is a collection of the family trees of the kingdom of Spain. The former kingdoms of Aragon...

Monarchs of Spain family tree

This is a collection of the family trees of the kingdom of Spain. The former kingdoms of Aragon...

Isabella and Ferdinand with their daughter, Joanna, c. 1482. Image from "Rimado de la conquista de Granada", by Pedro Marcuello.

Isabella and Ferdinand with their daughter, Joanna, c. 1482. Image from "Rimado de la conquista de Granada", by Pedro Marcuello.

Ferdinand of Aragon (1452-1516) and Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), a reliquary in the Royal Chapel, Capilla Real. Parents of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII.

Ferdinand of Aragon (1452-1516) and Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), a reliquary in the Royal Chapel, Capilla Real. Parents of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII.

Isabella of Castile was an example of queenship in the late medieval age. Queen of Castile united the country of Spain with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon as well as fearlessly led her soldiers into battle.

Isabella of Castile was an example of queenship in the late medieval age. Queen of Castile united the country of Spain with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon as well as fearlessly led her soldiers into battle.

A beautiful posthumous painting of Isabel of Castile; Renaissance Queen of Spain along side her husband Ferdinand of Aragon II. Isabel was mother to Juana of Castile & Katharine of Aragon.

A beautiful posthumous painting of Isabel of Castile; Renaissance Queen of Spain along side her husband Ferdinand of Aragon II. Isabel was mother to Juana of Castile & Katharine of Aragon.

Isabella I was Queen of Castille, in what is today Spain. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon, also part of present-day Spain. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under her grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system to bring the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for supporting Columbus' 1492 voyage to the Western…

Isabella I was Queen of Castille, in what is today Spain. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon, also part of present-day Spain. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under her grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system to bring the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for supporting Columbus' 1492 voyage to the Western…

Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, age 40. (She was very short, and after numerous pregnancies, overweight. Despite how she's often portrayed in movies and TV shows, she was fair skinned, with light auburn hair and light eyes. Her parents were Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.)

Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, age 40. (She was very short, and after numerous pregnancies, overweight. Despite how she's often portrayed in movies and TV shows, she was fair skinned, with light auburn hair and light eyes. Her parents were Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.)

Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile's tomb, Royal Chapel of Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile's tomb, Royal Chapel of Granada, Andalusia, Spain

PBS Article:  "Isabella and Ferdinand - When Worlds Collide - The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus."  According to this article what was the primary goal of this couple?  Why did Ferdinand and Isabella agree to sponsor Columbus?  Watch the video on this page about Granada.  How did Isabella & Ferdinand's treatment of non-Christians foreshadow what would happen in the New World?

PBS Article: "Isabella and Ferdinand - When Worlds Collide - The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus." According to this article what was the primary goal of this couple? Why did Ferdinand and Isabella agree to sponsor Columbus? Watch the video on this page about Granada. How did Isabella & Ferdinand's treatment of non-Christians foreshadow what would happen in the New World?

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary | Sovereigns are large, thin gold coins that feature imposing portraits of the respective monarch. The Mary I Gold Sovereign coin was issued under the authority of the first Queen Regnant of England, Mary Tudor (Mary I), daughter of Henry VIII. She was also the the grand-daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary | Sovereigns are large, thin gold coins that feature imposing portraits of the respective monarch. The Mary I Gold Sovereign coin was issued under the authority of the first Queen Regnant of England, Mary Tudor (Mary I), daughter of Henry VIII. She was also the the grand-daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.

The Aragones king Ferdinand and Castile's Isabella got married, unifying two neighboring kingdoms into one. In those times it was not known as Spain yet, and it wouldn't be for a few years still, but it was the beginning of something great.15 th Century Spain

The Aragones king Ferdinand and Castile's Isabella got married, unifying two neighboring kingdoms into one. In those times it was not known as Spain yet, and it wouldn't be for a few years still, but it was the beginning of something great.15 th Century Spain

1492: Blond Joanna of Castile at 13, with parents Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.

1492: Blond Joanna of Castile at 13, with parents Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.

Maria, Queen of Hungary. She was born in Brussels to Philip I of Castile "The Handsome" and Joanna "The Mad" of Castile. Her paternal grandparents were Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and his first wife Mary of Burgundy. Her maternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. She was the niece of Catherine of Aragon.

Maria, Queen of Hungary. She was born in Brussels to Philip I of Castile "The Handsome" and Joanna "The Mad" of Castile. Her paternal grandparents were Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and his first wife Mary of Burgundy. Her maternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. She was the niece of Catherine of Aragon.

Crown of Isabelle of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon's sword in Capilla Real, Granada

Crown of Isabelle of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon's sword in Capilla Real, Granada

A portrait of Queen Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), the mother of Catherine of Aragon.

A portrait of Queen Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), the mother of Catherine of Aragon.

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