Called by her people Isabella la Catolica, she was by any standard one of the greatest women of all history. A saint in her own right, she married Ferdinand of Aragon, and they forged modern Spain, cast out the Moslems, discovered the New World by backing Columbus, and established a powerful central government in Spain. This story is so thrilling it reads like a novel. Makes history really come alive. Highly readable and truly great in every respect! 576 pgs, PB
William Thomas Walsh was born in 1891 at Waterbury, Connecticut, and was a well-known historian, educator and author. His Spanish historical biographies on Isabella of Spain and Philip II have been internationally recognized and translated into Spanish, along with Saint Teresa of Avila and Characters of the Inquisition. He is also the author of the concise, popular Our Lady of Fatima booklet and various short stories and articles in magazines. William Walsh earned a B.A. from Yale in 1913 as well as an honorary Litt.D. from Fordham University. A year later he married Helen Gerard Sherwood, with whom he had six children. Mr. Walsh died in 1949.