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  2. Marguerite of France, Queen of England - geni family tree

    Eleanor was born in Castile, now Spain, daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and Joan, Countess of Ponthieu. Both the court of her father and her half-brother Alfonso X of Castile were known for its literary atmosphere. Growing up in such an environment probably influenced her later literary activities as queen.

  3. Queenship in Medieval Europe | Reviews in History

    Theresa Earenfight’s new book, Queenship in Medieval Europe, stresses that the medieval royal court could be a woman’s world as much as a man’s.Responding to historiography that has largely identified the concepts of ‘monarchy’ and ‘sovereignty’ as male dominated, Earenfight argues that the indirect and often passive power of a queen ‘could be just as powerful as official ...

  4. Ferdinand II of Aragon - Wikipedia

    He was King of Castile and León (as Ferdinand V) from 1475 to 1504, alongside his wife Queen Isabella I. From 1506 to 1516, he was the Regent of the Crown of Castile, making him the effective ruler of Castile.

  5. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

    Both heirs to the crowns of Castile and Aragon John and Isabella died in 1498, and the Catholic Monarchs desired to keep the Spanish kingdoms in Iberian hands, so they designated their Portuguese grandson Miguel da Paz as heir presumptive of Spain by naming him Prince of the Asturias. [31] Birth and childhood [ edit]

  6. Henry IV | king of Castile | Britannica

    Henry IV, byname Henry the Impotent or Henry the Liberal, Spanish Enrique el Impotente or Enrique el Liberal, (born January 25, 1425, Valladolid, Castile [Spain]—died December 11, 1474, Madrid), king of Castile from 1454 to 1474, whose reign, though at first promising, became chaotic.

  7. Philip III of Spain - Wikipedia

    A member of the House of Habsburg, Philip III was born in Madrid to King Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife and niece Anna, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and Maria of Spain. Philip III later married his cousin Margaret of Austria, sister of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor .

  8. Ten Leading Women of the World Quiz | People | 10 Questions

    The amazing Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe during the late Middle Ages, was married twice. Her second marriage was to Henry II of England. Her first marriage was to the king of which other country? Hint Austria Russia Germany France 5.

  9. Hardest Six Wives of Henry VIII Trivia Quiz | House of Tudor ...

    Catherine of Aragon was married to Arthur, Henry's older brother, who died young. Katherine Parr was twice widowed before she married Henry. There is some debate as to whether Katherine Howard had been secretly married to Francis Dereham, but she denied this vigorously, even when it could have saved her life. 2.

  10. Castile and León - Wikipediaón

    Castile and León is a landlocked region, bordered by Portugal as well as by the Spanish autonomous communities of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragon, Castilla–La Mancha, the Community of Madrid and Extremadura.

  11. Philip II of Spain - Wikipedia

    A member of the House of Habsburg, Philip was the son of Emperor Charles V, who was also king of Castile and Aragon, and Isabella of Portugal. He was born in the Castilian capital of Valladolid on 21 May 1527 at Palacio de Pimentel, which was owned by Don Bernardino Pimentel (the first Marqués de Távara). The culture and courtly life of ...