Isabella of Castile
Learn about Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer whom Isabella supported:
National Geographic Kids. “Christopher Columbus.” http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/kids/history-kids/christopher-columbus-kids.html.
Get a taste of how much world food has changed due to Columbus’ discovery.
PBS. “When Worlds Collide: New World Foods in Europe.” http://video.pbs.org/video/1580446365/
Take a closer look at the not-so-nice part of Isabella’s story—her “holy war.”:
PBS. “When Worlds Collide: Story of Isabella/Ferdinand.” http://video.pbs.org/video/1580201904/.
Jackson, Guida M. Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide. ABC-CLIO Ltd., 2000.
Jansen, Sharon L. The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe (Queenship and Power). Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Liss, Peggy K. Isabel the Queen: Life and Times. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.