The author underlines the fact that some experiences worked out better than others; Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon
, for instance, are an example of successful joint rule.
Ferdinand of Aragon
and Isabella of Castile, in the last stages of their campaign to oust the Moors from Spain, had little time to consider funding a voyage of discovery by an unknown Genoese sailor from Portugal.
One popular belief is that it was a result of Ferdinand of Aragon
and Isabella of Castille driving the Moors out of Spain in 1492.
Criticizing these terms, Ungerer establishes that the history of this trade begins not in the 1630s with the Guinea Company's formal monopoly, and not even in the ]560s with the independent voyages of Hawkins, but with the community of English merchants resident in Andalusia during the decades immediately after the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand of Aragon
and Isabella of Castile, completed their "Reconquista" and Columbus set sail for the "New World.
The Sanders book shows how the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon
and Isabella of Castile united the major kingdoms of Spain, reinforced the fanatical nationalism of the Reconquista, and strengthened the role of the Spanish Catholic Church in advocating religious orthodoxy and "purity of blood.
No one could imagine Ferdinand of Aragon
tending to his knitting.
In "The Gender of Shared Sovereignty: Texts and the Royal Marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand," Elizabeth Lehfeldt discusses the role of Isabella of Castile as a powerful queen and reflects on her relationship with her husband, Ferdinand of Aragon
, as it appears in the chronicles of Fernando del Pulgar, Alfonso de Palencia, Diego de Valera, and Juan de Flores.
By 1492 Ferdinand of Aragon
and Isabella of Castile had driven the Moors out of Spain and unified the country.
The King departed hastily for Sicily, but the French triumph roused against them an alliance of the Emperor, the Pope, Milan, Venice and Ferdinand of Aragon
, and a competent Spanish general, Gonsalvo Fernandez de Cordoba, recovered Naples for King Federigo, though French garrisons were left in place.