SPAIN - CROWN OF ISABEL I OF CASTILE - 15th century : Isabel I (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, April 22, 1451 - November 26, 1504 in Medina del Campo, Valladolid) was Queen of Castile and León. She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, laid the foundation for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. | Image & Source: andrejkoymasky.com
CASTLES OF SPAIN - Madrigal de las Altas Torres is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. For some authors, the place name is of Arab descent Madrigal. The second part of the name, "de las Altas Torres' refers almost certain to the hundred towers that lined the fence walled (XIII century), much of which still stand. From their nearness its strength depended, for the population being in the middle plain, had no natural defense.
Spain #C132 (12 Oct 1951) Queen Isabella I (Isabel La Catótica) 500th Anniversary issue of her birth. She was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila) in 1451 and died in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) in 1504. This maximum card features Queen Isabella of Spain. The pictorial cancellation 15 Sep 1952 Dueñas, Spain ties the stamp to the postcard.