Queens of Old Spain


Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (Editor)

Series: Historical Manuscripts

BISAC: HIS045000

In Spain, the share of ladies in deciding the political destinies of the country from the throne has been more conspicuous than in other European monarchies. The oriental traditions dominant in Spain for centuries tended to make wives the humble satellites rather than the equal companions of their husbands. But whilst these traditions limited the power of Spanish women generally, they were insufficient to counteract the extraordinary political influence of a series of remarkable feminine personalities who have on occasion during the course of four centuries practically wielded the sceptres of Spain.

Table of Contents

(R. B. Cunninghame Graham)


Chapter 1. Isabel the Catholic

Chapter 2. Joan the Mad

Chapter 3. Mary of England and Isabel of Valois

Chapter 4. Isabel of Bourbon and Mariana of Austria

Chapter 5. Marie Louise of Orleans and Mariana of Neuburg



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