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10 thoughts on “Castile for Isabella

  1. says:

    After having read Weir's stunning fictionalization of Katherine of Aragon I thought I'd step farther back in time and read about her mother Isabella of Castile Jean Plaidy wrote a trio of books about her from chi

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    First part of a set of biographical novels about Isabella of Castile who funded Columbus and oversaw the creation of the Inuisition The usual fairly historically sound not entirely product of the busy pen of Jean Plaidy

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    This novel begins the story of a young Isabella born in 1451 to daughter to King John II of Castile Isabella of Portugal She is older sister to Alfonso who is in his cradle at the opening of this novel She has a great sister

  4. says:

    I really liked the reading I think Jean Plaidy had the touch to write historical novels The only thing i disagree on this reading is a

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    As the title suggests this historical fiction novel is based on the real life of one of – if not the – most famous Spanish ueens Set in the mid 1400s “Castile for Isabella” follows Isabella from the age of four up until her late teens when she becomes ueen Ferdinand the man she expected to marry since infanthood does not appear in

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    I was so looking forward to this book as we recently visited this area of Spain and I thought I should know about its history The novel did not disappoint in this respect but I always see a novel as a film in my

  7. says:

    I enjoyed it but if any of it was based on actual fact I'm glad I wasn't in line for the throne in those days Too many people wanting power doing anything to get it

  8. says:

    To me this book was a little dry almost like reading a history book than a novel I think it's because the storytelling relies heavily on dialogue and thoughts there isn't much description of the castles villages and other spaces where the story is set The book also moved a bit slow in the beginning but it picked up speed later on I

  9. says:

    I first read this book as a teenager and loved it at the time Back then I was just discovering historical fiction and was devouring Jean Plaidy's work along with many others I found it again on my bookshelf and decided to give it a

  10. says:

    One of Plaidy's earlier historical series this is a tightly written tale of the childhood of Isabella of Castille

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And at length ascending the throne Ferdinand beside her Meanwhile Henry IV weak and in the hands of favourites had married a Castile for Epubfrivolous and immoral Princess whose illicit love affair brought scandal and confusion to Castile with the birth of a child whose legitimacy was in. I was so looking forward to this book as we recently visited this area of Spain and I thought I should know about its history The no

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Castile for Isabella covers the early life of the most significant of all Spanish monarchs Isabella of Castile Isabella is seen as a young girlwithin a few steps of the throne first in the care of an ambitious but unbalanced mother later in the licentious court of her half brother HenryIV. After having read Weir s stunning fictionalization of Katherine of Aragon I thought I d step farther back in time and read about her

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Doubt These were momentous years in Spanish history for here was a country in the grip of anarchy with a royal house divided against itself But Isabella firm serene and courageous was dedicated to an idea to bring law and order toan all Christian Castile and to marry Ferdinand of Aragon.. I enjoyed it but if any of it was based on actual fact I m glad I wasn t in line for the throne in those days Too many people wanting