Asked in Spanish Armada, History of Spain
When was queen Isabella queen of Spain?
Queen Isabella I of Castile and León together with her husband King Ferdinand II of Aragon were co-rulers of what was to become the nation of Spain. Queen Isabella I wasn't Queen of Spain as many think, but the Queen of the Kingdoms of Castile and of Leon, nor was Ferdinand the King of Spain but the King of Aragon. Spain was not united until all three kingdoms were inherited by Carlos I in 1516. ...
Asked in History of England, Monarchy, Middle Ages
How many children did queen Eleanor of the Aquitaine and King Henry have?
She had a total of 8 children in her life. Two became kings, and she had a granddaughter become a queen. Several of the babies born did not live through childhood. ...
Asked in History of Europe, Spain
What kind of government does Spain have today?
Spain has a Parliamentary Monarchy. The current Constitution of Spain was established in 1978 and the King of Spain has very few actual powers, similar in many respects to the British Queen. The real power in Spain is concentrated in the Legislature called the "Cortes". ...
Asked in Middle Ages
How many children did the queen of medieval times?
Many queens had no children, and since a queen's sons would be the king's heirs, this could be a problem leading to a war. Some queens had lots of children. Matilda of Flanders, who was the wife of William the Conqueror, had eleven children, two of whom were King William II and King Henry I. ...
What are a lot of Queen Isabella's Accomplishments?
Queen Isabella United Spain by marrying King Ferdinand. She also funded some of the voyages that led to the growth of a wealthy empire for Spain. She sponsored Columbus's journey, married King Ferdinand of Castile, and she and Ferdinand started the Spanish Inquisition, getting rid of Muslims, Jews, and non-Christians. The Muslim kingdom of Granada fell to Isabella and Ferdinand, thus completing the Reconquista. She was engaged to many men, and she had 6 children. Hope that helps! ...