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Isabella and Ferdinand Rule Spain

The War of Castillian Succession comes to an end when Princess Joanna's supporters finally submit to Isabella's rule of Castile. How did the war start? Princess Joanna's father, the King of Castile, named her as the heir apparent in 1462. However, it was rumored that she was the child of her mother's adulterous affair. The nobility forced the king to name a new heir. He finally names his half-sister, Isabella, but when the king dies, there is a fight for the throne. Isabella has lots of support so Princess Joanna marries the King of Portugal who happens to be her uncle... yuk! He also has an army. After 4 years of fighting, Queen Isabella has won the throne. And she has done this while giving birth to a child this year. This child will eventually succeed her to the Castillian throne. She will be known as: Joanna the Mad. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

My Take by Alex Shrugged
The Crown of Castile will eventually include large portions of modern day Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Mexico. When Mexican nationals make a claim to the lands of the USA once owned by Mexico, they are suggesting, in the case of Texas, that a war of independence is not a legitimate way for a nation to possess land. Thus the old Republic of Texas should return its lands to Mexico. But if that is true, Mexico should return its lands to the King of Spain since Mexico won their independence from Spain. Mexico also won their independence from France on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. Perhaps they should return their lands to France... or the Aztecs for that matter. Of course, if Mexico wants Texas back, perhaps they should "Come and Take It!" [6] [7] [8]

Lest anyone think there is some racism involved here, I am an Hispanic (Alex Shrugged is)... a real one from the barrios of East LA. My aunt once told me we have a lot of Indian blood in us, but I'd say we are mostly Castillian.

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See Also


  1. Staff writer (2013). War of the Castilian Succession, Part I. SpanishWars.net. Retrieved on 29 November 2014. “However when Henry IV died he either didn't write a will declaring Joanna his heir, or Isabella's supporters got their hands on it first. No will, one crown, two contestants: the perfect ingredients for the Castilian War of Succession.”
  2. Isabella I of Castile - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.
  3. Ferdinand II of Aragon - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 21 November 2014.
  4. War of the Castilian Succession - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.
  5. Joanna of Castile - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.
  6. Crown of Castile - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.
  7. Monarchy of Spain - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.
  8. Come and take it - Wikipedia (2014). Retrieved on 29 November 2014.

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