The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner,

The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of CastileIsabella of Castile united Spain, championed Christopher Columbus, and supported the Inquisition. What was she thinking as she made those decisions? How did she survive a mad half-brother and an unruly court? What kind of person was one of the world’s most remembered queens?

Isabella becomes aware at a young age that “every step I took could lead me to glory or tragedy; every choice I made had a consequence” (pg. 135). Her determination, imagination, and intelligence unify her country at great cost. Her political instincts are vital in dealing with prideful grandees and untrustworthy advisers. She influences and is advised by her passionate husband, frighteningly intense Torquemada, and others. The Queen’s Vow provides a personal look at Isabella of Castile and 15th century Spain.

Want other books like The Queen’s Vow?

Another fictional look at Queen Isabella is Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy.

Isabella’s daughter, Katherine, remembers her mother and tells her own story in The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory.

Learn more about Queen Isabella by checking out books such as Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey.


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