humble & loyal
I’m ready for the fight, and fate | A fanmix for Don Juan de Austria.
Iron - Woodkid [I’m waiting for the call, the hand on the chest. I’m ready for the fight, and fate. The sound of iron shots is stuck in my head. The thunder of the drums dictates the rhythm of the falls, the number of dead’s. The rising of the hoards, ahead.]
Hopeless Wanderer - Mumford and Sons [Hold me fast ‘cause I’m a hopeless wanderer.]
The King and all of his men - Wolf Gang [Well you can ﬁght it but you know that you won’t get your way in the end . Too many people, the King and all of his men.]
Hero - Regina Spektor [I’m the hero of the story. Don’t need to be saved. It’s alright.]
Conspiracy - Paramore [Tell me why I feel so alone ‘cause I need to know to whom do I owe. Explain to me this conspiracy against me and tell me how I’ve lost my power.]
The Wolves - Ben Howard [I lost my mind here, I lost my patience with the lord.// Where you been hiding lately, where you been hiding from the news? Cause we’ve been fighting lately, we’ve been fighting with the wolves.]
Breathe of Life - Florence + the machine [I was looking for a breath of a life, a little touch of heavenly light but all the choirs in my head sang no oh oh oh.]
The Other Side - Woodkid [I was promised the glorious ending of a knight but the crown is out of sight.]
To Felipe | A Little Hell - Radical Face [You gotta lose what’s right for you to know what’s really worth the fight.]
The Treaty of Tordesillas divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands (off the west coast of Africa). This line of demarcation was about halfway between the Cape Verde Islands (already Portuguese) and the islands discovered by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage (claimed for Spain), named in the treaty as Cipangu and Antilia (Cuba and Hispaniola). The lands to the east would belong to Portugal and the lands to the west to Spain. The treaty was ratified by Spain (at the time, the Crowns of Castile and Aragon), 2 July 1494 and by Portugal, 5 September 1494. The other side of the world would be divided a few decades later by the Treaty of Zaragoza or Saragossa, signed on 22 April 1529, which specified the antimeridian to the line of demarcation specified in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Originals of both treaties are kept at the Archivo General de Indias in Spain and at the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Portugal.
Throne Room - Alcázar of Segovia, Segovia, Spain
The Segovia Castle is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamores near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape – like the bow of a ship. The Alcázar was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then. The castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Equestrian Armor of Carlos I of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor. Royal Armory, Madrid.
Royal armor in the Renaissance was far more than protective equipment for the battlefield. Most often worn at court ceremonies and in parades, pageants, and jousting tournaments, it proclaimed the rulers’ strength and power. Elaborately decorated with imagery drawn from history, mythology, or the Bible, armor symbolically presented emperors and kings as the new Caesar, the equal of Hercules and other ancient heroes, the defender of the faith, or the model of chivalry. Etched or engraved images of saints or the Virgin and Child asserted that the rulers enjoyed divine protection. Much more costly than portraits by the leading painters of the day, suits of royal armor are dazzling works of wearable sculpture that affirmed their owners’ right to govern.