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BBC’s The Musketeers characters: Queen Anne

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mary tudor + crowns / tiaras

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Pompeo Leoni - Bust of King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598)

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Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504).

She did not want to be a mere princess, she wanted to be the queen.

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PRIMERA IMPRESIÓN DE GRANADA


Dejadme que embebido y estático respire 
las auras de este ameno y espléndido pensil. 
Dejadme que perdido bajo su sombra gire; 
dejadme entre los brazos del Dauro y del Genil. 
Dejadme en esta alfombra mullida de verdura, 
cercado de este ambiente de aromas y fresura, 
al borde de estas fuentes de tazas de marfil. 
Dejadme en este alcázar labrado con encajes, 
debajo de este cielo de límpidos celajes, 
encima de estas torres ganadas a Boabdil. 
  

Dejadme de Granada  en medio del paraíso 
do el alma siento henchida de poesía ya: 
dejadme hasta que llegue mi término preciso 
y un canto digno de ella la entonaré quizá. 
Si, quiero en esta tierra mi lápida mortuoria; 
¡Granada!… tú el santuario de la española gloria: 
tu sierra es blanca tienda que el pabellón te da, 
tus muros son el cerco de un gran jarrón de flores, 
tu vega un chal morisco bordado de colores, 
tus torres son palmeras en que prendido está.

 

José Zorrilla (1817 -1893)

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Marriage articles of the Infanta Juana of Aragón and Castile, daughter of Isabel and Fernando, the Catholic Monarchs, and Philip (Felipe) the Handsome; Archives of Simancas, Valladolid, Spain; 1495.

Juana and Felipe are the parents of Carlos I of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Isabel I of Castile and Fernando II of Aragón, the Catholic Monarchs, had 15 grandchildren that survived to adulthood.

Juana I, Queen of Castile and later first Queen of Spain and her husband Felipe of Austria:

  • Leonor, Queen consort of Portugal and France (Louvain, 1498- Talavera de la Reina, 1558). Queen consort of Manuel I of Portugal. After his death her brother Carlos I arranged her marriage to Francis I of France. When she became Queen Dowager of France Leonor moved to Spain with her sister María.
  • Carlos I of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor (Ghent, 1500- Yuste, 1558) He was proclaimed King of Spain in 1516 after the death of his maternal grandfather Fernando II of Aragón, and elected Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his paternal grandfather in 1519. In 1556 Carlos abdicated as emperor in favor of his brother Fernando, in 1555 he had abdicated the Spanish Empire (including the Burgundian territories and Low Countries) in favor of his son Felipe II. A widower since 1539 the Emperor retired to the Monastery of Yuste.
  • Isabel, Queen consort of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (Brussels, 1501- Zwijnaarde, 1526). She was married to Christian II of Denmark and served as regent in 1520. When her husband was deposed in 1523 by his uncle Frederick, he offered her a Dowager Queen’s pension and permission to stay in Denmark under his protection as he wanted to be on good terms with her powerful family. Isabel refused in a letter: « ”ubi rex meus, ibi regnum meum”, that is “where my king is, there is my kingdom”.»
  • Fernando I, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and Hungary (Alcalá de Henares, 1503- Vienna, 1564) He was appointed governor of his brother’s Austrian hereditary territories in 1519. After the death of his brother-in-law in 1526 he ruled as King of Hungary and Bohemia and in 1531 he was elected King of the Romans, making him the designated heir of his brother as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • María, Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia and Governor of the Netherlands (Brussels, 1505- Cigales, 1558). María married Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia. After the death of her husband she served as regent of the new King, her brother Fernando. In 1531 she was asked by her brother Carlos to become the Governor of the Netherlands and the guardian of their nieces, the two daughters of their late sister Isabel. In 1555 María retired to Spain with her eldest sister Leonor.
  • Catalina, Queen consort of Portugal (Torquemada, 1507- Lisbon, 1578) Catalina married King John III of Portugal and was regent of Portugal from 1557 until 1562 in name of her infant grandson, King Sebastian. 

→ Maria, Queen consort of Portugal and King Manuel I:

  • John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1502 – 1557)
  • Isabel, Queen of Spain and Holy Roman Empress as consort of King Carlos I of Spain (Lisbon, 1503 – Toledo,1539)
  • Beatriz, Duchess consort of Savoy (1504- 1538)
  • Luis, Duke of Beja (1506- 1555)
  • Fernando, Duke of Guarda and Trancoso (1507- 1534)
  • Alfonso, Cardinal-Infante (1509- 1540)
  • Henry, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1512- 1580)
  • Duarte, Duke of Guimarães (1515- 1540)

→ Catalina, Queen consort of England and King Henry VIII:

  • Mary I, Queen of Englad, Queen consort of King Felipe II of Spain (Greenwich, 1516- London, 1558)
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Isabel (TVE)
"Yo , Isabel, soy la Reina de Castilla y sólo Dios podrá apartarme de este trono"
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