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
- 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.