Isabella I of Castile

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  • Essay On Spanish Reconquista

    Ferdinand and Isabella demanded tribute from Granada, the last Muslim stronghold in Spain. The Moorish King of Granada replied in 1476 that, “The mints of Granada coined no longer gold, but steel!” The Catholic Monarchs began attacking in 1482, Ferdinand leading the armies and Isabella supplying them from the rear even though she was pregnant with her fourth child. A 50,000-man Spanish Christian army drove the Moorish King Mohammed XI out by 1492 along with all remaining Jews. Ferdinand and Isabella achieved Spanish national unity through enforced conformity—their army represented the first time Spaniards from every region had fought under one leader (or two). Moors were entirely expelled from all of Spain by…

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  • Reconquista In Spain Essay

    Many people do not know much about Spain 's history. However, like a lot of European countries that had to go through finding a nationality and trying to keep it from other countries. At one point in Spain’s history find their self-identity and take back their country from foreign invaders. Also, there were some tension between the Spanish and the Muslims that were living in Spain at the time. This could have been the domino effect that lead into the Reconquista. Here I am going to be discussing…

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  • Summary Of Christopher Columbus: The Four Voyages '

    explorer. Laurence Bergreen, a historian and biographer wrote,“Columbus: The Four Voyages” which analyzed Columbus’s actions and decisions during his travels. Turns out Columbus isn’t as heroic, courageous and honorable as everyone thought. He used people for his needs, pressured them about Christianity, enslaved many and most importantly, genocide. The rulers of Spain, King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castille sent Columbus and his crew to find the riches out in the new world.…

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  • Christopher Columbus First Voyage Analysis

    misrepresentations in his writings about the islands that he located and even making assertion that he arrived in the Indies due to the inhabitants were possibly just his quest for fortune and fame. In Columbus’s time he had the reputable credentials amongst many other explorers, as he began his travels as a seaman with the experience and knowledge of a merchant marine, but also possessed an uncanny proficiency with navigation by utilizing astronomy and the wind system of the Atlantic waterway.…

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  • Case Study Of Shackleton

    leadership. Up until this point on the voyage Shackleton had cultivated a culture of equality and obedience all the while maintaining high morale. The adventure that takes place after their ship sank is one that truly proves Sir Ernest Shackleton was a great leader and could bring out the best in his men despite everything going against them. Key Background Shackleton did not have an easy start to his voyage. Voyages such as these are very costly and Shackleton in no way had the money to…

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  • Was Christopher Columbus Cruel Or Inhumane?

    Christopher Columbus is viewed as a heroic explorer because of the land he found, however other than that fact not much emphasis has been put into who he was. Was Christopher Columbus truly a heroic explorer or is his legacy one of cruelty, slavery and genocide? As a United States citizen the importance of our nation 's foundation is taught in early childhood, starting with the stories of Christopher Columbus and his significantly important journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Christopher…

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  • The First Voyages: The Voyage Of Christopher Columbus

    He setup a city named La Isabella. He showed leadership and wanted to explore. Columbus had specific views and goals for his first journey. Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean on August 3 – October 12, 1492. He took 3 ships with the names of the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. He had 87 men with him on this voyage. He did not discover the America's, even though he thought he did, he only made a "rediscovery". He ended up finding the Islands of the Carribean (what he thought was Western…

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  • Christopher Columbus Greed

    Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, subsequently causing the suffering, death, and enslavement of thousands. Often falsely regarded as a brilliant and selfless man on a quest for discovery, he was in truth only invested in his journeys for pride, fame, and money; and he would stop at nothing to achieve these things. He tainted his voyages with his own pride and greed, taking as much as he could and giving nothing back. Although he is often painted as a hero throughout history…

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  • Marco Polo's Adventurous Life

    Marco Polo’s Adventurous Life Marco Polo, the famous Italian explorer was born in 1254 in the city-state of Venice, in northern Italy, into a noble family of Venetian merchants. (Demi 1) Polo grew up watching his father and uncle come and go on voyages to trade in many places. In the 1260s, his father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo went on a trading mission to modern day Uzbekistan and ancient China. (Ernest 564) At the age of fifteen, Polo lost his mom. In the year of 1271, when Marco turned…

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  • How Is Christopher Columbus A Hero

    “In fourteen ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”. This phrase is taught by elementary school teachers around the world. Christopher Columbus is said to be a world renowned hero, but is he really? Today the question is, Christopher Columbus, world hero or dark minded villain? In 1451 a soon to be hero was born unto the world in genoa Italy. Christopher Columbus the eldest son of Christian family father Domenico Columbo, and wool worker and merchant mother Susanna Fantanarossa.…

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