Isabel of Portugal, Queen of Castile and León, is still often referred to as “The Mad Queen.” But as Taylor Swift would say, “no one likes a mad woman/ you made her like that.” And in Isabel’s case, the people who made her like that included her husband, her husband’s EVIL advisor, and her stepson. Like, if you lock a woman in psychological distress in a ghost tower for literal years and then call her “mad” that’s kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, right?
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