This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The Middle Ages - Key Figures - Ferdinand and Isabella. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Catholic Monarchs is the joint title used in history for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. They were both from the House of Trastámara and were 2nd cousins, being both descended from John I of Castile; on marriage they were given a papal dispensation to deal with consanguinity by Sixtus IV. They married on October 19, 1469, in the city of Valladolid; Isabella was 18 years old and Ferdinand was 17.
It is generally accepted that the unification of Spain can essentially be traced back to the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella. They reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Their reforms had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms.
Ferdinand and Isabella are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects in the Spanish Inquisition. They supported and financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power who dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century.
The presentation covers the following:
Stability in Both Kingdoms
Ferdinand, The Diplomat
Conversions to Christianity
Unexplored World Divided
New World Established
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