From the publisher:
Two scenes from the life of Queen Isabel of Portugal, a peacemaker of the Middle Ages (1271-1336). Isabel talked sense into kings and even jumped onto a mule if necessary to stop a war. Illustrations include a vintage map, the cover watercolor, portraits of Isabel, and a period painting of knights. Ages 5 – 8.
It’s hard to imagine life over 700 years ago. Maybe this will help.