Monks and Princess Isabella




-Irish monks played an important role in preserving roman learning.

-They passed the learning on to Europe

-The monks were asked by Gregory 1st to become missionaries.

-40 monks were sent by Gregory 1st to south Brittan to teach Christianity


-By A.D 800, monks were spreading Christianity throughout Europe.

-Because of the monks, most people in Western Europe had become Catholics by 1050

Princess Isabella

Princess Isabella

- In 1469 Princess Isabella of Castile married Prince Ferdinand of Aragon.

-In the next ten years they became king and queen.

-They joined their land into one country called Spain.

-Ferdinand and Isabella wanted all of Spain to be catholic.

-They turned first to the Jews. To escape from persecution, the Jews became Catholic.