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Isabella: The Warrior Queen - Kirstin Downey
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
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4.00 5
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534116 (0385534116)
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Of Letters and of Sciences
Of Letters and of Sciences rated it
2.0 Ick.
Apart from the bare historical bones and facts of Isabella's story, there is little in this book to be recommended. I posted previously about Downey's offensive, clumsy, and one-dimensional views and explanations of such sensitive topics as The Inquisition and religious persecution. I can't real...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
bookshelves: published-2014, history, nonfiction, biography, under-100-ratings, religion, spain, politics, portugal, roman-catholic, muslim, jewish, seven-seas, south-americas, cousin-love, medieval5c-16c, sleazy Read from November 15 to December 09, 2014 Kimberly Farr as narrator.Description:...
Reflections rated it
5.0 A treasure trove of fascinating stories and information
Since I knew Queen Isabella was the financier of Columbus, a force behind the Spanish Inquisition, and the mother of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, I thought I would find this book about her interesting, but that was an underestimation because Isabella: The Warrior Queen turned out t...
Doubleday Publishing
Doubleday Publishing rated it
5.0 Isabella: The Warrior Queen
This was an amazing and fascinating look at a greatly influential woman in history. Not only does Kirstin Downey dig into the life of the "warrior queen" of Spain, she also provides insight into her relationships with other important figures in history, such as Christopher Columbus and Rodrigo Borg...
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