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Isabella I of Castile

The Year of Isabella I of Castile – Ferdinand returns home to newly proclaimed Queen Isabella

On 2 January 1475, Isabella’s husband Ferdinand returned home after eight months on a military campaign. Much had changed since they had last seen each other – most notably, Isabella had succeeded her half-brother, King Henry IV, as Queen upon his death on 11 December 1474. She had ordered that the cities “raise flags for [read more]