Joan as portrayed in Isabel
Joan of Portugal

The Year of Isabella I of Castile – Joan of Portugal, A Queen in an impossible situation (Part three)

Read part two here. It is unclear if the stillbirth of their son caused the relationship between Joan and Henry to deteriorate. However, Joan chose to focus her energy on a marital alliance with Portugal. Sometime in April 1464, her sister-in-law, Isabella, found herself on the way to the Portuguese border to meet with the [read more]