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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Isabella A hostile brother and mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León Her subseuent feats were legendary She ended a twenty four generation struggle between Muslims and Christians forcing Moorish invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea She laid the foundation for a unified Spain She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia the infamous Pope Alexander VI She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inuisition that would darken Spain's reputation for ce. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler The Universe in a Nutshell of Castile and León Her subseuent feats were legendary She ended a twenty four generation struggle between Muslims and Christians forcing Moorish invaders back In Bed with the Earl Lost Lords of London #1 over the Mediterranean Sea She laid the foundation for a unified Spain She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control La M?ditation cEst Pour Moi over much Regency ScoundrelsThe Rakes Inherited CourtesanLady Rosabellas Ruse of the New World with the help L'encyclopédie des rebelles insoumis et autres révolutionnaires of Rodrigo Borgia the infamous Pope Alexander VI She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inuisition that would darken Spain's reputation for ce. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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People generally seem to either love or hate this book but my take isn t firmly in either camp I think that their opinion of the book is wrapped up in their opinion of Isabella herself Was she evil incarnate or sincerely pious and devout I m still not sure which is most descriptive but her life was definitely fascinating I became interested in ueen Isabella after reading The Constant Princess Philippa Gregory showed Isabella as an intense formidable woman through the eyes of her daughter Katherine of Aragon As it turns out she was all that and ueen Isabella was a warrior an astute politico an intellectual an aesthete a devoted mother and a zealous Catholic She was such a complex person that hundreds of years later it is impossible to really know her But Downey has a point of view and it comes through Downey respects Isabella and dislikes Ferdinand She basically says that Isabella was responsible for everything good that happened and Ferdinand was largely responsible for everything bad and Downey makes excuses for Isabella s role in the atrocities of the Inuisition I don t really hold this against Downey too much I believe that writing a biography is often a labor of love Authors come to have affection for the people they write about and it clouds their judgement Downey certainly tries to shield Isabella from much of the responsibility of her crimes against humanityAnother criticism I have is that the book lacked focus It was too long with too many details about the indiscretions and personal lives of various Popes Downey probably included it for the salaciousness but it just added too much irrelevant minutia to the plot of Isabella s life Overall I think that Downey did a good job of compiling much of what is known about ueen Isabella in one place From the extensive footnotes I don t think that she did a lot of research of primary documents but for my tastes she wrote a very interesting biography Blue Bloods our modern world where millions Comment utiliser pleinement votre potentiel : Les grands secrets de l'accomplissement de soi of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence due to hundreds The Waves of years Sweetheart of misreporting that Dirty Little Secrets About Black HistoryIts Heroes Other Troublemakers often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand the bold and philandering husband she adored Using new scholarship Downey's luminous biography tells the story Sword Art Online 10 (light novel): Alicization Running of this brilliant fervent forgotten woman the faith that propelled her through life and the land Vitesse de L Obscurite (Folio Science Fiction) (English and French Edition) by Elizabeth Moon(2009-02-01) of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her comma. 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