Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen (Paperback)Giles Tremlett (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 523 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Richly enjoyable ... He seeks to understand his subject, while never underplaying the appalling impact of some of her decisions. Packed with vivid character sketches and lyrical description, Tremlett has told a gripping story, full of beauty and darkness * The Times *
A triumphant and chilling account of the rise of Spain and its New World conquests * Daily Telegraph *
Magnificent * Sunday Telegraph *
This is a most enjoyable book - a lively, intense page-turner written in straight-forward, unpretentious prose ... Tremlett balances academic scholarship with journalistic flair to produce an enthralling biography -- Rebecca Rist * Tablet *
Magnificent * Daily Telegraph *
Tremlett uses his gifts as a writer on Spain's history to offer us a voluminous biography with fluent and evocative narrative that fully exploits the romantic aspects of the age * Times Literary Supplement *
Splendid ***** * Daily Telegraph *
The reign of Isabella of Castile and her partnership with Ferdinand of Aragon saw the beginning of the transformation of Spain into a major global power. Tremlett offers a detailed assessment of a woman who to her supporters, was a great Christian monarch, but to her detractors was a fanatical tyrant * Mail on Sunday, Best Paperbacks *
Brings to life "Europe's first great queen" - in reality, "a usurper" - who began the unification of Spain and, less attractively, the expulsion of both Jews and Muslims, in an early example of ethnic cleansing * Daily Telegraph *
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