Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
King Ferdinand was born in 1452 in Sos in Aragon and was raised to be a king and an exemplary Catholic. Ferdinand was taught to read and write and from age 10 he commanded his own staff of retainers and soldiers. He was also exposed to many different types of people coming in and out of the ports. Also at an early age he already shown skills in leadership and politics.
Impact on Today
- Isabella's grandmother devout Catholic who often made pilgrimages in her bare feet to certain shrines.
- When Isabella was three her father died and her half brother became king.
- Her mother became depressed soon after Isabella's birth.
- A friend described her as "the handsomest whom I ever beheld."
- King Ferdinand loved to joust and gamble.
- He was curious about everything and was always eager to learn.
- On Monday and Thursday his servants would find twelve of the poorest of his subjects so he could serve them supper and wash their feet just as Jesus did with his disciples.
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