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Queen Isabella Queen Isabella Live in medieval times or in The Dark Ages as some referred to it She lived in a time when the majority of the population was catholic and she did her best to see to it that those who werent a part of that majority became a part The queen was born on April 22 1451 She was born in Madrigal Castile which is why she later became know as Queen Isabella of Castile Her father was John II of Castile and her mother was Isabella of Portugal Her marriage was a politically arranged marriage What I mean by this is that it wasnt a marriage where guy meets girl and they fall in love it means that they were wedded for certain political reasons sometimes against their will Isabella was fortunate enough to actually fall in love with her husband many politically arranged marriages where arranged by the couples father and married against there will because they could not stand one another This was not the case in queen Isabellas situation She was married to Ferdinand II of Argon in October of 1469 in Segovia Their marriage was intended to unify the two countries Castile and Argon The odd part about this was that Isabella almost forfeited her rights to the throne by marrying Ferdinand It all started when Louis XI of France a very clever king made separate treaties with both Castile and Argon in hope of someday gaining control of a place called Catalonia Louis realized that Isabella was going to become heir to the throne and so if she married Ferdinand the rulers of the two countries that he made treaties with might join forces against him Not only that but they might destroy his dream of taking over Catalonia So what Louis figured he would do was see to it that they never became married and
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