Isabella of Castile- Who was she?

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Carien Hoogwater writes, Isabella of Castile is a book from the series The thinking girls treasury of real princesses by Shirin Yim Bridges.

Isabella of Castile is a book from the series The thinking girls treasury of real princesses by Shirin Yim Bridges. I think this book is for girls ages 9-13. It is about a Spanish princess named Isabella who lived in a part of Spain called Castile. She is best known for sending Columbus to discover a new route to Asia.In the 1400s, when Isabella lived, Spain was divided up into four kingdoms called Castile, Aragon, Navarre and Grenada. Castile, Aragon and Navarre were Christian, and Grenada was Muslim. Isabella wore very interesting clothes. She wore a chemise, which is a sleek under dress, a verdugado, which is a tight sash, a ball gown, and a small bejeweled crown.She often ate olives, meat and fish. She drank wine. The cooks at the Castle of Segovia, where she lived with her husband Ferdinand, whom she had been married to since she became Queen in 1474, made olive oil from the olives. Isabella died in 1504. Ferdinand then took over her duties as a queen. Ferdinand died twelve years later, in 1516. There was a big ceremony when they died. They now lay side by side under a tree.I liked this book. It was a bit boring, but I liked learning about Isabella. The parts about what she wore and what she ate where the most interesting parts to me. I think that a lot of girls will like this book.