Monks and Princess Isabella

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Monks

Monks


-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


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-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.