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    Queen Isabella of Castile, who married King Ferdinand II of Aragon, was the mother of Catherine of Aragon, the English Henry VIII's first wife. With Ferdinand, she completed the conquest of Granada, Spain's last Muslim kingdom, and supported Columbus's first voyage.

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  • Julian Carbajal Reta

    Isabel la Católica, or Isabel I of Castile, was one of the most powerful queens in Europe at the time, after having unified Castile and Aragón to form to what today we now know as Spain. She was to go on and help discover the America's after giving financial funds to Christopher Columbus to try to find a faster route to India. Isabel and Ferdinand of Aragón helped kick out the moors and Jews from Iberia and reconquer all christian territory prior to 711, after the moors had defeated the visigoths in Iberia. She is now buried along with her spouse, Ferdinand, in Seville's cathedral, where Columbus would set off to the new world

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