[Sca-cooks] Galician independence & Juana la Loca

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 15:59:30 PST 2008

Juana la Loca was inprisoned in a cloister for many years and it was
her son, Charles the l of Spain and the V of Austria and the Holy
Roman Empire, who ruled in her name. He was born in the 1500. When he
come from Flanders to Spain he didn't speak a word Castilian  and
ruled through his Flemish ministers and cardinals. The cities of
Castilla started a rebellion and were subjuged. Charles abdicated 1555
in favor of his son Philip the ll. During Juanas madness and
incapacity Spain (or Castilla and Aragon and Navarra and many other
smaller kingdoms and fiefs) were ruled by her father Ferdinand and for
her son with a Council of Regency.

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nick wrote:
>  > I did a quick look on the internet to find that Garcia
>  > II was allotted Galicia when his fahter's Kingdom got divied up, and in
>  > 1065 proclaimed the independence of the Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal.  It
>  > stayed an independent Kingdom from 1065 to 1072 when a brother re-annexed
>  > it, then another brother after him.  Seems it set a huge foundation for
>  > Portugese nationalism and later independence.  Galicia remained a Kingdom of
>  > some sort (various amounts of self-government)under the Kingdom of Leon, for
>  > quite a while.  Not what we'd call "Spain" yet until Castillian unification
>  > under Ferdinand and Isabella, if I understand what I read on a bunch of
>  > sites . . . none of which are really complete in the history.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>     Garcia II was called the King of Portugal when he governed Galicia
>  and Portugal the two areas separating them from Leon. Saying that
>  Galicia was independent is drawing a fine line being that it was
>  connected to Portugal - but technically you are correct.
>     Spain was not unified by Ferdinand and Isabella. Each governed their
>  respective kingdoms of Aragon and Castille. Juana la Loca, their
>  daughter and heiress, unified the two kingdoms when Ferdinand died.in
>  1516.  She reigned both kingdoms with her son Charles I of Spain and
>  Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire until her death in 1555..
>  Suey
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