History of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England - the town's history goes beyond the well-known tales of St Edmund & Magna Carta. Two battles were fought nearby, a prince died here and the heir to the throne was murdered here. High treason was plotted. The town also has links with the ransom of a king, the divorce of another and the burial of a queen; Not to mention the abolition of slavery and the Salem Witch Trials ...
Queen Isabella I 1451-1504 Together with her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Queen Isabella I ruled Castile and Aragon. Their rule effected the permanent union of Spain and the beginning of an overseas empire in the 'New World' led by Christopher Columbus under Isabella's sponsorship.
Portugal has a rich history of ancient navigators, such as Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco da Gama, and this sphere, or the Coat of Arms, is emblematic of the nautical culture of Portugal. Description from buzzle.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The Tale of Peter and Inês - There is a love story which has left a mark on the History of Portugal: the tale of forbidden love between Infante Peter and Inês de Castro, lady-in-waiting to his wife Constance.