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Queen Isabella (1451-1504), was the Queen of Castile, who, along with her husband, King Ferdinand of Aragon, financed Christopher Columbus' expedition to the Indies, which resulted in the discovery of America. In her commission to Columbus, she recited that the purpose of the voyage was:
"For the Glory of God.... it is hoped that by God's assistance some of the continents and islands in the oceans will be discovered." - Queen Isabella. 1490-1492, in her commission to Christopher Columbus. Letter from Plymouth Rock (Marlborough, NH: The Plymouth Rock Foundation), p. 1. Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S., 143 U.S. 465-468 (1892). David Barton, The Myth of Separation (Aledo, TX: WallBuilder Press, 1991), p. 48.
Queen Isabella informed the Pope of Columbus' attempt:
"To bear the light of Christ west to the heathen undiscovered lands." - Christopher Columbus. In a letter from Queen Isabella to the Pope. Cecil Jane, trans. & ed., The Voyages of Christopher Columbus (London: Argonaut Press, 1930), p. 146. Peter Marshall and David Manuel, The Glory of America (Bloomington, MN: Garborg's Heart'N Home, Inc., 1991), 10.11.