Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)

Isabella of Castile, Europe's first great queen, Giles Tremlett - HB

Table Of Contents
Europe's first great queen -- No man ever held such power -- The impotent -- The Queen's daughter -- Two kings, two brothers -- Bulls -- Choosing Ferdinand -- Marrying Ferdinand -- Rebel princess -- The Borgias -- Queen -- and King! -- Clouds of war -- Under attack -- Though I am just a woman -- The turning point -- Degrading the Grandees -- Rough justice -- Adiós Beltraneja -- The Inquisition : populism and purity -- Crusade -- They smote us town by town -- God save King Boabdil! -- The Tudors -- Granada falls -- Handover -- Expulsion of the Jews -- The vale of tears -- The race to Asia -- Partying women -- A hellish night -- new world -- Indians, parrots, and hammocks -- Dividing up the world -- A new continent -- Borgia weddings -- All the thrones of Europe -- Though we are clerics ... we are still flesh and blood -- Juana's fleet -- Twice married, but a virgin when she died -- The third knife-thrust of pain -- The dirty Tiber -- We Germans call them rats -- The end of Islam? -- The Sultan of Egypt -- Like a wild lioness -- The final judgement -- A beam of glory -- Appendix. Monetary values and coinage
Literary Form
non fiction
First U.S. edition.
"First published in Great Britain, 2017"--Title-page verso
Physical Description
ix, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (some color), maps, color portraits, genealogical table, 25 cm

Library Locations

  • Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)

    41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA, 01460, US