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Queen Isabella

Allison Weir

Queen Isabella

Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

by Allison Weir

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Published by Recorded Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - British,
  • Royalty,
  • Women,
  • Unabridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsLisette Lecat (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8483285M
    ISBN 101419363069
    ISBN 109781419363061

    But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a reputation as a ruthless schemer and an odious nickname, “the She-Wolf of France.” Now the acclaimed author of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alison Weir, reexamines the life of Isabella of England, history’s other notorious and charismatic 5/5(2).   Isabella II, (born Oct. 10, , Madrid—died April 9, , Paris), queen of Spain (–68) whose troubled reign was marked by political instability and the rule of military politicians. Isabella’s failure to respond to growing demands for a more progressive regime, her questionable private life, and her political irresponsibility.

      Queen Isabella Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England (Book): Weir, Alison: Isabella arrived in London in , the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England's throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an .   BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Isabella arrived in London in , the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s 4/5(2).

      Biography Audiobooks Alison Weir Queen Isabella Treachery Adultery And Murder in Medieval England Part Queen Isabella’s life unfolded at the pivotal moment when the old world was astonished by the discovery of the new, and this graceful and insightful biography reveals her crucial role in making it happen.” —Deirdre Bair, National Book Award-winning author of Samuel Beckett “In this astonishing biography, Kirstin Downey brings to life.


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Queen Isabella by Allison Weir Download PDF EPUB FB2

Since I knew Queen Isabella was the financier of Columbus, a force behind the Spanish Inquisition, and the mother of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, I thought I would find this book about her interesting, but that was an underestimation because Isabella: The Warrior Queen turned out to be a treasure trove of fascinating information and stories/5.

Queen Isabella, or Ysabel as she was in her day, was off the radar of this particular history buff for years. Its strange because if, as John Julius Norwich says, greatness is earned by the grandness of the decisions taken, then Isabella, who in the hispanic world is known as "Isabel la Catolica", should be called "Isabella the Great"/5().

Alison Weir provides a fresh and factual perspective on Queen Isabella, wife of King Edward II of England. If you are into English history, I would highly recommend this book. The reading is not fast paced but full of actual events and occurances that made this time in history so important.4/4().

Queen Isabella (no, not the Columbus one) ruled 14th-century England as queen and as queen mother and regent. She lived through a time of turmoil in European history and her deeds sowed seeds of modern democracy during an era of absolute monarchies/5. Isabella I, queen of Castile (–) and of Aragon (–), ruling the two kingdoms jointly from with her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Their rule effected the permanent union of Spain and the beginning of an overseas empire in the New World, led by Christopher Columbus under Isabella’s sponsorship. Alison Weir's Queen Isabella is an excellent reminder of just how much of the history we think we know is based not on facts, but rather on someone's interpretation of the facts.

Relying on the same information that Paul C. Doherty uses in his book, Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II, Weir comes to a very different conclusion Cited by: 3. Would you listen to Queen Isabella again. Why.

This was a good book, written from a modern woman's point of view, and presumably countering some of the stories that have grown up around Queen Isabella. As always, Ms. Weir paints a picture of the times and people. I wish there were more extant writings to fill in some of the blanks spots.

The book is a biography of the famous Queen of Spain, Isabella. By reading the book, you will get an idea about how she became one of the most influential female rulers of the world.

Read it For: The book must be read by all those who love history. Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen, by Giles Tremlett, won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in Another biography of Isabella, Isabella, The Warrior Queen by Kirsten Downey, was published by Anchor Books of Penguin Random House in Isabella is the subject of The Queen's Vow by C.W.

Gortner, published Father: John II of Castile. One of the grandest examples of the prayer book is Queen Isabella's Book of Hours. Isabella the Catholic, sponsor of Christopher Columbus's explorations and. The Book of Hours of Isabella the Catholic is one of the most elegant and exquisite Renaissance manuscripts from Belgium.

The codex, also known as Libro de Horas de la Reina Isabel la Católica, was written and illuminated in the early 16th century in the Flemish area between Ghent and Bruges and features 40 exquisitely illuminated full-page miniatures, 10 half-page.

Isabella I of Spain (Ap –Novem ) was the queen of Castile and León in her own right and, through marriage, became the queen of Aragon. She married Ferdinand II of Aragon, bringing the kingdoms together into what became Spain under the rule of her grandson Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.

Isabella I, 22 April – 26 November ) reigned as Queen of Castile from until her marriage to Ferdinand II of Aragon became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in Coronation: 13 December About Queen Isabella.

In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens.

Isabella arrived in London inthe spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Isabella of Castile should never have been queen. Born on Apshe was the second child of King John II of Castile.

The king already had an heir, Henry, a year-old son from his first. Isabella I was a Queen of Castile and León who lived between the middle of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th centuries. Her reign is notable for a number of important events, including the completion of the Reconquista, the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus’s voyage, which the monarch supported and : Dhwty.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a portrait of Queen Isabella II of Spain, with the caption "She has throughout her life been betrayed by those who should have been most faithful to her".

Accompanied by a one page biographical sheet Size: Plate Size x 8 Ins, 34 x. Queen Isabella ruled from to but those 30 years changed in the world in many-many important ways. This book is a detailed chronicle of those years and has been written and narrated in such a way that I felt that I was transported to that time and actually watched these events unfold as a silent observer.

Queen Isabella by her example led the way in fostering the love of study, and in many respects her Court recalls that of Charlemagne. When she was already a grown woman she devoted herself to the study of Latin, and became an eager collector of books, of which she possessed a.

Queen Isabella's life unfolded at the pivotal moment when the old world was astonished by the discovery of the new, and this graceful and insightful biography reveals her crucial role in making it happen.” —Deirdre Bair, National /5(5). Queen Isabella summary: Queen Isabella was born to John II on April 22nd, When she was three, her father died, making her half-brother, Henry IV, King.

Henry later named Isabella his successor, but withdrew his support when she married Ferdinand II of Aragon in   " This Queen Isabella is not the Spanish queen who sent Columbus off across the ocean. This Isabella was a 14th cent. English queen, sister of the French king, wife of Edward II, mother of Edward III.

She had a tumultuous life and this book examines it quite thoroughly - quite.3/5.Ferdinand and Isabella were the first king and queen of Spain. They were called the Catholic Monarchs because they strongly supported the Roman Catholic Church.

They are also known for sending Christopher Columbus to explore the New World.