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The Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella "The Catholics" issue an important and valuable manuscript document in old Spanish giving power to Don Hernando and mention the first Archbishop of the Holy Church of Granada, Fray Fernando de Talavera

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The Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella "The Catholics" issue an important and valuable manuscript document in old Spanish giving power to Don Hernando and mention the first Archbishop of the Holy Church of Granada, Fray Fernando de Talavera

Manuscript Document signed: "Yo el Rey" [I the King], "Yo la Reyna" [I the Queen], 1 page, 12¼x8½. Also signed in text "Gaspar de Trizio" as Secretary to the King and Queen. Abbey of Granada, 1501 May 28. Fully Translated in English: "Don Fernando and Dona Isabel by the grace of God King and Queen of Castille, Leon, Aragon, Sicily, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, the Mallorcas, Seville, Cerdina, Cordova, Tortosa, Murcia, Jaen, the Algarbe, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, Count and Countess of Barcelona and Lords of Bizcaya and Molina, Dukes of Arsenas, of Neopatria, Counts of Borelo and Cerdania, Marquesses of Oriscan and of Soriano. By the present, as we can best can tell you, we give full power to the licentiate Don Hernando of our treasury and of our council-and to that by us and in our name, by virtue of the grace of the donation made to us by the very Reverend and Holy Don Fray Fernando de Talavera First Archbishop of the Holy Church of Granada and our counselor and religious brother of the principal houses that used to be his homes to the dwelling of the Royal Abbatial See of Granada with all the other houses and gardens that are near them, and with everything that belongs to them in any way and do the necessary and issue the titles. You may maintain, and defend the watch door of the said principal houses, of the other said houses and gardens next to them, which the Archbishop owned, and with all that belongs to them in any way, and make concerning them any acts and procedures and deal with laws and statutes [illegible] connected to them [illegible]. Now [illegible] and over all this we give you power, with all its intendancies, dependencies, emergencies, annexes and connections. And we promise to have for firm and binding and forever that which is given to you. So let it be done concerning what is said and what we order by this present. Made in the much honored and great Abbey of Granada. Granada, May 28, year of the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ 1501. I, Gaspar de Trizio, Secretary of the King and Queen Our Lords."  King Ferdinand  V (1452-1516) was born on March 10, 1452 in Sos del Rey Catolico (then called only "Sos"), in Aragon, to John II of Aragon and his second wife Juana Enriquez. Ferdinand was in his own right the King of Sicily from 1468 and King of Aragon from 1479. He married Infanta Isabella, the half-sister and heiress of Henry IV of Castile on October 19, 1469 in Valladolid. Isabella and Fernando belonged to the royal House of Trastamara and the two were cousins by descent from John I of Castile. They were married with a very clear prenuptial agreement on sharing power and under the joint motto "tanto monta, monta tanto". Therefore, as a consequence of his marriage to Isabella I, he was King of Castile jure uxoris as Ferdinand V from 1474 until the queen's death in 1504. He was recognized as regent of Castile for his daughter and heir, Joanna, from 1508 until his own death. After a war with France he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily eternally and for the first time since 1458. Also, in 1512 he became King of Navarre by conquest after asserting a hereditary claim. Ferdinand is very well known for his role in inaugurating the discovery of the New World, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. On that same year, he also fought the final war with Granada, which expunged the last Islamic state on Spanish soil, thus bringing to a close the centuries of long reconquering. King Ferdinand V wanted so much to have an heir with Queen Isabella, and even though they had 6 children their only son, who survived to adulthood, died at age 19. After Queen's own death in 1504, her kingdom went to their daughter Joanna, King Ferdinand served as the latter's regent during her absence in the Netherlands, ruled by her husband Archduke Philip. The king then attempted to retain the regency permanently, but was rebuffed by the Castilian nobility and replaced with Joanna's husband, who became Philip Iof Castile. King Ferdinand V did not agree with his policies and foreignness, and hoping to have an heir, he remarried to Germaine of Foix in 1505, who was the granddaughter of his half-sister Queen Eleanorof Navarre and niece of Louis XII of France, however, his wish to father an heir of Aragon never occurred. After Philip's death in 1506, with Joanna apparently mentally ill and her and Philip's son, the future Emperor Charles V, only six years old, Ferdinand resumed the regency ruling through Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, the Chancellor of the Kingdom. Charles I (later Holy Roman Emperor Charles V) became King of Aragon in 1516, with his mother Joanna known as "The Mad" Queen in name upon King Ferdinand V passing on January 23, 1516 in Madrigalejo, Extremadura. He is entombed at the Royal Chapel of Granada in Andalucia. Queen Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504) was born on April 22, 1451 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Avila, to John II of Castile and Isabella of Portugal. She was Queen of Castile and was married to Ferdinand of Aragon. Their marriage was the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, the Queen reorganized the government system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years and unburdened the kingdom of the giant debt her brother had left behind. Both, her reforms and the ones she made with her husband King Ferdinand V are well known for completing the reconquering, ordering conversion to Catholicism or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects in the Spanish Inquisition, and also for having been the only one who believed and supported financially Christopher Columbus in his 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World, and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power who dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a hundred years. Queen Isabella was a fervent catholic devout during her entire life and has being one of the main supporters and defenders of Catholicism in the history of the church and that is why Pope Alexander VInamed Ferdinand and Isabella "The Catholic Monarchs", and that is why she is also known as "Isabel The Catholic". King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella solicited and forced Pope Sixtus IV to authorize the Inquisition, and in 1483 Tomas de Torquemada became the first Inquisitor General in Seville. Queen Isabella I of Castile officially withdrew from governmental affairs on September 14, 1504 and she died that same year on November 26 in Medina del Campo, but it is believed that she had truly been in decline since her son Prince John died in 1497. Queen Isabella is entombed in Granada in the Royal Chapel, which was built by her grandson, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Carlos I of Spain), alongside her husband Ferdinand, her daughter Joanna and Joanna's husband Philip, and Isabella's 2 years old grandson Miguel. The museum next to the Royal Chapel exhibits the crown and scepter of the most important queen of all times. In 1974 the Catholic Church granted her the title of "Servant of God" and a process of sanctification has been started. Gaspar de Trizio was Queen Isabella I of Castile's secretary. Accompanied with two unsigned portraits of the "Catholic Monarchs ". Normal mailing folds. Toned and soiled. Big stains at left margin touching words. Pencil notation on front (unknown hand). Edges heavely frayed.Otherwise, fine condition. 

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