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    Isabella I of Castile Isabella of Castile was a powerful queen who supported and funded Christopher Columbus’ many voyages and brought Castile’s crime rates to the lowest they had been in years. Isabella, daughter of Isabella of Portugal and John II of Castile was born on the 22nd of April, 1451. Sadly, her father died when she was three, leaving her half-brother, Henry IV as king (Historynet, 2016). At this time, Isabella was second in line for the throne, after her brother, Alfonso. Alfonso, however, was tricked into believing that he was the true heir to the throne, not Henry. This caused the half-brothers to clash at the second battle of Olmedo in 1467. The battle was ended in a draw. Henry agreed to name Alfonso heir to the throne, provided…

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    When the Christian army marched into Granada on January 6, Cristobal Colon was standing in the crowd. Even though he was Italian and had tried Portugal, it was Isabella that gave Columbus his backing. She gave him the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Beyond the discovery of the Americas, Isabella was responsible for a mini-Renaissance in Spain. Books and scholars from all over were brought to educate her four daughters and son whom Ferdinand married off all over the royalty of Europe.…

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    She was named Isabella I of Castile. She was a very powerful queen while Ferdinand was a king, and she lived through the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Her father was John II of Castile and her mother was Isabella of Portugal. At 18 years old, she already loved jewels, gowns, and being queen most of her life. She started to rule Castile in 1474 and ended in 1505. In order to keep her throne, she had to fight in a civil war. In October 1469, she married Ferdinand of Aragon and had 5…

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    Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa, Italy in 1451. He was known for his mystery and controversy also his bravery. Columbus was said to be the oldest of five children who came from a poor and barren family. Those who knew him while he attended the University of Pavia said he was a good observer and was very well read. Columbus was known for his voyages at sea and his ability to make maps. Much credit was given to him for opening up the Americans to the…

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    Columbus’ voyage Christopher Columbus was one of the greatest sailors to ever walk on this planet. Heck, he even has his own holiday, and he did something that no one else thought he could do. Christopher Columbus is an Italian sailor from Genoa, Italy. He wanted to do one thing, and that was to reach Asia by sailing west. Everyone just laughed at him. They thought that was ridiculous because everyone said that the world was flat and deep down in the sea that there were sea monsters. So…

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    Giovanni da Verrazzano Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in 1485, near Greve in Chianti, Italy. He set out his life at a young age with endless adventures until endless became “End.” He was a settled fine man with plenty of knowledge as he made himself seem. King Francis the first set him out on an exploration of the new lands. On his first voyage sent by King Francis he discovered the new york harbor. Today there is a bridge named after him. On his first expedition he had convinced the king of…

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    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoe, now known as Italy, in 1451. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a poor weaver. Columbus had three brothers and one sister. Although, very little is known about Columbus’ childhood, it is apparent that he was well-educated as he was able to speak several languages and had knowledge in classical literature.Columbus’ third voyage took more of a southern route, as he was looking for China. He came across Trinidad and Tobago, Margarita, and Grenada in July 31st,…

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    The Stockbridge Cup, 1870 British, London The second piece is dish designed by Henry Hugh Armstead (British, London 1828–1905 London). For firm of Hancock and Co., London, England. The material of this dish is silver and parcel gilt. The diameter is 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm)This dish is metal work silver. Also, it is gift of Margaret A. Darrin, 1990. This large dish was the prize winner of the Stockbridge race, run every year, with a silver "cup" for the owner of the winning…

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    his actions, Bergreen has not said anything to agree with him. I wouldn’t consider the author biased because he was just telling facts; however, he did seem opposed to Columbus’s actions. He does a fantastic job of portraying Columbus as the selfish, corrupt and genocidist self he is. He included quotes from Columbus’s journey from his travels and also incorporates viewpoints from people Columbus had encountered with. The entire book isn’t all about Columbus, Bergreen will take perspectives…

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    There has been a plethora of opinions about who and when America was actually discovered that have been pondered over for several centuries by scholars and historians. History plays a significant role in providing a comprehensive understanding about our past, furthermore it also assists in dealing with current issues. For instance, in 2002 Elizabeth Kolbert wrote an article to substantiate the many questionings on Columbus and she states that the, “notion of discovery, was being reevaluated”…

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