Today in the Social Science class Paqui has come a little late because she has come from the toilet. There have been a change in the places of sit, because I have changed my place with Alexander, because if not I speak a lot with Carmen. At first in the class Silvia has been a little revolutionized and Paqui has said her that she is going to go out if she follow in this way, but then she has been relaxed.
We have reviewed some things with a power point and then we have started to check the scheme we have had to do for homework about the point 6a in the book, the War of Spanish Succession and the treaty of Utrecht. We also have spoken about the challenge, about the painting of Philip V, because it is hanging upside down. He is like that because the conquered the city of Xátiva, he set it on fire and then the citizens punish Philip V in this way. We have spoken about two proverbs which are in Valencia:
- Quan el mal ve d´Almansa, a tots alcança (When evil comes from Almansa, everybody is caught)
- De ponent, ni vent ni gent (From the west, neither wind nor people")
The people in Minorca called the 18th century as “The British century” as it belonged to Great Britain. The British have Gibraltar because it is a strategic city like Ceuta and Melilla. We have also spoken about the War of Jenkins’ Ear, in 1739. After that we I have checked the exercise 19 of the book, about the Nueva Planta Decrees, which was a punishment to the Aragonese people of Philip V, because they supported Archduke Charles in the Succession War.
We have vote about if the point 6a is inside the exam of Monday and we have to study it. It is better because if not in the next exam we will have to study a lot.
Paqui has explained us that Philip V was a cicrotimic, because he had different changes of humor. He was also very dirty. Farinelli was a castrato which sung to him with the condition of take a shower. He abdicated in favour of his Son Louis in 1724.After Louis I´s death, Philip V continued to reign, but he left most of his duties on the hands of his secretaries. He was the king until his death in 1746 and Ferdinand VI was his successor. He was the Philip V’s son but of his 1st wife, Mary Louise Gabrielle of Savoy. During the reing of Fernand VI his minister Ensenada prepared a big questionnaire in order to establish a unique tax, but the data obtained couldn´t be used due to the opposition of the privileged.
The new words we have learned:
- Proverb: refrán.
- To severe: seccionar.
- Cadastre: cadastro.
- Property regristry: registro de propiedad.
I have liked a lot this class in my new site. Tomorrow there is a strike and Paqui won’t come. For the next day we have to do the exercises from 20 to 23 and the crossword.
Today Paqui hasn’t said any time to be quiet so congratulations for my classmates jajaja