Isabella of Castile


Further Exploration

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/.


Bibliography

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.

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