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Ubt These were momentous years in Spanish history for here was a country in the grip of anarchy with a royal house divided against itself But Isabella firm serene and courageous was dedicated to an idea; to bring law and order toan all Christian Castile and to marry Ferdinand of Arag. To me this book was a little dry almost like reading a history book than a novel I think it s because the storytelling relies heavily on dialogue and thoughts there isn t much description of the castles villages and other spaces where the story is set The book also moved a bit slow in the beginning but it picked up speed later on I think Plaidy chose telling history over telling a gripping story and that s not a bad thing but the story could have been told in a captivating way Sometimes big leaps in time were taken but not clearly mentioned and it made the story a bit confusing to meThe factions at the court in Castile and the different sides that fought in the civil war were portrayed clearly and the motives people had for choosing one side or the other were described very well I liked that a lot about the book Also the strong personalities the characters are given really spoke to me

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Castile for Isabella

Castile for Isabella covers the early life of the most significant of all Spanish monarchs Isabella of Castile Isabella is seen as a young girlwithin a few steps of the throne; first in the care of an ambitious but unbalanced mother; later in the licentious court of her half brother. First part of a set of biographical novels about Isabella of Castile who funded Columbus and oversaw the creation of the Inuisition The usual fairly historically sound not entirely product of the busy pen of Jean Plaidy

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HenryIV; and at length ascending the throne Ferdinand beside her Meanwhile Henry IV weak and in the hands of favourites had married a frivolous and immoral Princess whose illicit love affair brought scandal and confusion to Castile with the birth of a child whose legitimacy was in do. As the title suggests this historical fiction novel is based on the real life of one of if not the most famous Spanish ueens Set in the mid 1400s Castile for Isabella follows Isabella from the age of four up until her late teens when she becomes ueen Ferdinand the man she expected to marry since infanthood does not appear in her life for over a decade He also doesn t feature in the book until near the end of the storyThis is the first book I ve read by Jean Plaidy and I am very impressed with her writing style and ability to present a work of fiction based on fact She uses no unnecessary digressions thus the narrative keeps moving forwards with the only asides being relevant to the story Nothing is wasted The characters are believable the plot easy to followA very good read


10 thoughts on “Castile for Isabella

  1. says:

    After having read Weir's stunning fictionalization of Katherine of Aragon I thought I'd step farther back in time and rea

  2. says:

    First part of a set of biographical novels about Isabella of Castile who funded Columbus and oversaw the creation of the Inuisition Th

  3. says:

    This novel begins the story of a young Isabella born in 1451 to daughter to King John II of Castile Isabella of

  4. says:

    I really liked the reading I think Jean Plaidy had the touch to write historical novels The only thing i disagree on this reading is about Henry IV of Castile Reading about him is impossible to don't believe that he was homosexual Even his illness that took his life it's suspicious I know that there's a chance about being rumours created by his enemies and even his impotence but his court was full of libertinism Of course we'll never know

  5. says:

    As the title suggests this historical fiction novel is based on the real life of one of – if not the – most famous Spanish ueens Set in the mid 1400s “Castile for Isabella” follows Isabella from the age of four up until her late teens when she becomes ueen Ferdinand the man she expected to marry since infanthood does not appear in her life for over a decade He also doesn’t feature in the book until near the end of the storyThis i

  6. says:

    I was so looking forward to this book as we recently visited this area of Spain and I thought I should know about its history The novel did not disappoint in this respect but I always see a novel as a film in my mi

  7. says:

    I enjoyed it but if any of it was based on actual fact I'm glad I wasn't in line for the throne in those days Too many people wanting power doing anything to get it

  8. says:

    To me this book was a little dry almost like reading a history book than a novel I think it's because the storytelling relies heavily on dialogue and thoughts there isn't much description of the castles villages and other

  9. says:

    I first read this book as a teenager and loved it at the time Back then I was just discovering historical fiction and was devouring Jean Plaidy's work along with many others I found it again on my bookshelf and decided to give it another goI

  10. says:

    One of Plaidy's earlier historical series this is a tightly written tale of the childhood of Isabella of Castille Trapped between her mentally unstable mother and dissolute half brother Isabella nevertheless manages to grow into a serious and dedicated princess of Castille ready to become ueen when the time comes

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