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He (they) tried somehow, but it didn't work due of a handful of unfortunate deaths. Ferdinand and Isabella didn't try to invade Portugal - and other answers explain quite well why it would have been a bad idea - but they arranged the marriages that could have lead to the unification of Castille, Aragon and Portugal by marriage. Isabella of Aragon, the ...


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complementing the above answers: The different kingdoms were a personal union, not an unified country. e.g., the Invincible Armada was financed by Castille, as the cortes of Aragon did not support the king's war. So, waging an offensive war required raising support separately on his various domains (expensive and time-consuming), OR, having only some ...


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