¿por qué no reino juana la beltraneja?

¿por qué no reino juana la beltraneja?

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Isabel then secretly married the prince Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469, breaking the provisions of the treaty with his brother Henry IV. This one, that during all his life lavished to his daughter the samples of paternal affection, gave favorable answer to the ambassadors of Louis XI of France, who asked for the hand of Juana for the Duke of Guyena, brother of the French. The marriage contracts were signed in Medina del Campo in 1470.

At the request of Juan Pacheco and the French ambassadors, Enrique IV revoked the treaty of the Toros de Guisando, after swearing, together with his wife, that the infanta Juana was his legitimate daughter. On October 26th the Ceremony of the Val de Lozoya took place in the village of Santiago, between Gargantilla del Lozoya and Pinilla de Buitrago, not far from Buitrago del Lozoya,[7] and after the nobles present gave the infanta the customary oath of fidelity as heir to the crown, an act that was not sanctioned by the Cortes, the princess was married to the Count of Boulogne, representative of the Duke of Guyena. The cardinal of Albi, one of the ambassadors of Louis XI, was in charge of swearing the oath to the kings and verifying the betrothal.

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A supposedly impotent king, a dubiously illegitimate daughter and an able and power-hungry half-sister basically make up the elements that caused the kingdom of Castile to experience first an uprising and then a War of Succession in the second half of the 15th century. The result was none other than the rise to the Castilian throne of Isabella the Catholic (the half-sister) and the lifelong retirement to a convent of Juana de Trastámara, the legitimate heir to the Crown.

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The first wife of Henry IV of Castile, Blanca of Navarre, alleged in her marriage annulment process the impotence of the king. That process would end up ruling said impotence, but only with respect to the queen, or what is the same, that the king was able to fornicate with any woman, except with the one to whom the sacrament united him.

Soon the murmurings began: the heiress of the Crown was not the daughter of the king, who was supposed to be impotent, but of the valide Beltrán de la Cueva. Without DNA evidence capable of dispelling the reasonable doubt, a part of the nobility wishing to limit the royal power makes this rumor their cause: the Beltraneja, derogatory nickname with which they wish to make clear the illegitimate origin of the heiress, should not reign, and the Crown should pass, upon the death of Henry IV to his stepbrother Alfonso, older brother of Isabella the Catholic.

Beltran de la cueva

Isabel then secretly married the prince Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469, breaking the terms of the treaty with her brother Henry IV. This one, that during all his life lavished to his daughter the samples of paternal affection, gave favorable answer to the ambassadors of Luis XI of France, that asked for the hand of Juana for the Duke of Guyena, brother of the French. The marriage contracts were signed in Medina del Campo in 1470.

At the request of Juan Pacheco and the French ambassadors, Enrique IV revoked the treaty of the Toros de Guisando, after swearing, together with his wife, that the infanta Juana was his legitimate daughter. On October 26th the Ceremony of the Val de Lozoya took place in the uninhabited village of Santiago, between Gargantilla del Lozoya and Pinilla de Buitrago, not far from Buitrago del Lozoya,[7] and after the nobles present gave the infanta the customary oath of fidelity as heir to the crown, an act that was not sanctioned by the Cortes, the princess was married to the Count of Boulogne, representative of the Duke of Guyena. The cardinal of Albi, one of the ambassadors of Louis XI, was in charge of swearing the oath to the kings and verifying the betrothal.

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The analysis of her biography and the historical context in which it is inserted is one of the most attractive and polemic points of the late medieval Castilian history, because it is a moment in which the propaganda machinery, in favor of one side or another, clearly shows the high degree of intervention of this resource in case of crisis of dynastic legitimacy, and even of general crisis, as it was, in global lines, the convulsive reign of Henry IV. And, as a sign that the ground is shifting, the first controversy is established from the beginning, from the very birth of the Infanta.

The stigma of Juana’s illegitimacy experienced at this time one of the most critical moments; the chronicler Alonso de Palencia, fierce dialectical enemy of Henry IV, did not hesitate to accuse the royal indolence with his favorite as the evil that affected the kingdom, as reflected in this text, which also represents an important milestone: for the first time was expressed in serious terms what, until 1465, had only been hearsay and the subject of procuring couplets (collected by Azcona, Juana de Castilla, p. 29):

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