Ferdinand and Isabella: the Unification of Spain

Early Modern European History

by Dr Glyn Redworth. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

An Ambitious Marriage

In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth examines the cultural differences and differences of ambition of Ferdinand and Isabella, their marriage as a personal union as opposed to political union, what happened after the death of Queen Isabella in 1504 and motives for unification.

Introduction: cultural differences and differences of ambition.
Personal union as opposed to political union.
What happened after the death of Queen Isabella in 1504. Charles V the true uniter of Spain?
Motives for unification.


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