Isabella

The Warrior Queen

Author: Kirstin Downey

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African 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 Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command. From the Hardcover edition.
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Isabella: Girl on the Go

Author: Jennifer Fosberry

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402266499

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1897

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New York Times Bestseller! The precocious, purple-haired traveler spends the day playing with her dad as she pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places. Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be. Travel around the world to places like: •Pyramids of Giza •Eiffel Tower •Great Wall of China •Chichen Itza •Big Ben •Statue of Liberty
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Isabella

She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446449157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Described by Christopher Marlowe as the 'She-Wolf of France', Isabella was one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. According to popular legend, her angry ghost can be glimpsed among church ruins, clutching the beating heart of her murdered husband. But how did Isabella aquire this reputation? Born in 1292 she married Edward II of England but was constantly humiliated by his relationships with male favourites and she lived adulterously with Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. Had it not been for her unfaithfulness, history might have immortalised her as a liberator- the saviour who unshackled England from a weak and vicious monarch. Dramatic and startling this first full-length biography of Isabella will change the way we think of her and her world forever.
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Isabella

Queen Without a Conscience

Author: Rachel Bard

Publisher: Danforth Book Distribution

ISBN: 9781887542562

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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In her day the beauteous Isabella of Angouleme was called a Jezebel, a sorceress, an adulteress. As the young bride of King John of England she was charged with seducing John into neglecting his kingly duties. Back in her native land she and her second husband were accused of trying to assassinate the King of France. Now meet the real Isabella, Relive the turbulent twelfth and thirteenth centuries when France and England were struggling for control of western France. You'll encounter kings and queens, popes and prelates, warriors and courtiers who were the power elite of their day. You'll become intimately acquainted with this fascinating and enigmatic woman, prey to strong passions and ambitions, aware of the power of her beauty, willing to dare all in order to be and be seen as queen.
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Wreck of the Isabella

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473820944

Category: History

Page: 272

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The story of the wreck of the British merchant brig Isabella on the Falkland Islands in 1812, the rescue of whose passengers was complicated by the outbreak of war between Britain and the United States, telling of the adventures which befell citizens of both countries before the passengers were restored to their native shore.
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Isabella County, 1859 - 2009

Author: Jack R. Westbrook

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561547

Category: History

Page: 127

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An ancient revered gathering and hunting place for Chippewa Indians becomes the modern home to one of the nation's largest Native American tribal-owned casino/resort complexes. A rough-and-tumble timbering center sees Michigan's first lumber millionaire plat a town, dedicating five acres for a county seat. Residents organize a private normal school for teacher training, to become Michigan's fourth-largest university, Central Michigan University. Hardworking immigrants carve farms, villages, and towns from the timbered-out wilderness near the center of the Michigan Lower Peninsula "mitten." From harvesting lumber above the ground to harvesting petroleum below the ground, the area ushers in an oil boom on time to be saved from the financial tribulations of the Great Depression. Incorporated in 1859, during the turbulent times just ahead of the Civil War and birth year of the United States oil industry, the area becomes a modern-day commerce center. This is the saga of Isabella County, told as the county celebrates 150 years of economic and cultural diversity.
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Isabella

Author: Christie Willett

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426963874

Category:

Page: 48

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Isabella caterpillars and moths are common sights throughout most of North America, especially in their "Wooly Bear caterpillar" stage. Children love finding the colorful black and orange banded critters. Folklorists report that people actually tried to predict the severity of winters by the width of the bands. Isabella is the story of one tiny, frightened fuzzy caterpillar and her journey from egg to metamorphosis as a pretty Isabella moth. At first the world is a fearful place and Isabella is confused until she meets Squirrel, who becomes her friend and helps direct her journey of self-discovery. Children will be intrigued to discover that Isabella does not become a butterfly but emerges a moth, flittering about in the moonlight.
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Ferdinand and Isabella Paper Dolls

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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The opulence and glory of 15th-century Spain come to life with this collection featuring two of the country's most powerful rulers. Figures of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are accompanied by brocaded gowns and robes, ermine- and jewel-trimmed capes, suits of armor, and other regal apparel. 2 dolls; 16 costumes.
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Queen Isabella

Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345497062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. 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 in 1308, 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 became an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. Many myths and legends have been woven around Isabella’s story, but in this first full biography in more than 150 years, Alison Weir gives a groundbreaking new perspective.
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