When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ousted the Muslims from Spain, Ferdinand kept Muhammad XII’s daughter Aixa as one of his many lovers. She did convert to Catholicism and they had a son who became a knight.
Fun Fact: Tenochtitlan
Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztec Empire in what is now Mexico City. It was built in the middle of a man-made island with pyramids and floating gardens. A great city of wealth, it was destroyed when Spain conquered the Aztec empire.
Fun Fact: What Spain Called the Spanish Armada
In Spanish the name was Grande y Felicísima Armada which meant “Great and Most Fortunate Navy.”
Things I Like: Princess Mary Tudor (The Tudors)
While I had never been a fan of the real-life eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, I did like her in The Tudors show. At first she’s just a little girl. But still, her mother and father have already set up ideas of her being married off to some foreign prince or king. However before…
Things I Like: The Road to El Dorado (2000 Film)
The Road to El Dorado was a movie I totally missed out on in the early 2000’s. I was only twelve at the time, but I don’t know why I missed out on it. It was actually one of Dreamworks first films and one of the few rare Dreamworks movies that was actually animated in…