King Ferdinand


 

King Ferdinand and his Christian army attacked the Muslim-held city of Malaga in 1487. The clash would go down in history as an incredibly cruel and bloody siege. 

 

 National Affiliation: Aragon
Occupation: King of Aragon, Sicily, Naples, Valencia, Sardinia, Navarre; Count of Barcelona; jure uxoris King of Castile
Allies: Queen Isabella, Marquis of Cadiz
Enemies: Hamet el Zegri
Castles: Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle
Personality: Zealous, Inspiring, Uncompromising

 

King Ferdinand, along with his wife and co-ruler Isabella, took up the Reconquista of Spain with vigour during the late 1400s. Ferdinand had a gift for inspiring Christian zeal and nationalism in his men. Backed by the power of the Church, Ferdinand’s armies swept through the Emirate of Granada mixing mercy with atrocities.

Ferdinand was later studied for his role in both the Inquisition and the funding of Spanish exploration to the Americas. He also helped groom his grandson, Carlos, to become Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of most of Europe.

Ferdinand and his Christian army attacked the Muslim-held city of Malaga in 1487. The battle would go down in history as an incredibly cruel and bloody siege.