014 – Ferdinand of Aragon 1487

£20.00

This is a resin bust of Ferdinand II who was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death.  He was also the father of Catherine, one of Henry VIII’s wives.

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This is a resin bust of Ferdinand II who was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death.

In 1469 Spain consisted of three Christian kingdoms of: Aragon, Castile and Navarre and theMuslim kingdom of Granada. His marriage to Isabella, heir to the Castillian throne brought the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile together and was the foundation of the Spanish monarchy.

Together they strengthened the monarchy and brought the centauries long reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula to an end. In return for the Christian victory, Pope Alexander VI awarded the couple the title Catholic Monarchs.

He was also the father of Catherine, one of Henry VIII’s wives.

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