Queen isabella i of Castile 1451-1504
To say that Isabella achieved a lot during her reign is an understatement. Queen of Castile through her own right, she also became the queen consort of Aragon through her marriage to King Ferdinand II – their union joined the two kingdoms together and paved the way for the unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles V. Together, the couple completed the Reconquista, which had taken almost
800 years, and they financed Christopher Colombus’s 1492 voyage to the New World, leading to the creation of the Spanish Empire. In Castile, Isabella dealt with the large debts incurred by her half-brother, King Henry IV, as well as reorganising the government and reducing the crime rate.
Queen Isabella was a force to be reckoned with