Monday, January 9, 2012


Today, it has been a really cold day. We've started the lesson with Paqui who has reminded us the homework which she had given us for homework at Christmas.
We've started talking about Mª Cristina's Regency (1833-1840)
And we've copied a scheme about the regencies divided in Mª Cristina's Regency and Espartero's Regency.
After the scheme, we've checked exercise 22, but later Paqui's said: "Who wants to check?" And Enrique has checked it.

Then, we've reminded that in the Carlist War, Carlists fought against Isabelinos or Cristinos.
Paqui has told us which territories the Carlists occupied and General Gómez tried to spread it to the South of Spain.
The Carlists controlled some rural areas in the Basque Provinces, Navarre, Catalonia, Aragón and Valencia, but they couldn't take any important city or extend the war to the rest of Spain.
The war finished with the Vergara Agreement (1839) signed by Espartero (liberal) and Maroto (carlist).
In 1840 General Cabrera escaped to France from Spain.

Vergara Agreement
-The war finished.
-The Carlists got:
  • The fueros of Nagvarre and the Basque Provinces were preserved.
  • The Carlists' soldiers could join the liberal army with the same rank.
Then, Yolanda Rubio has checked exercise 23.
After this, Paqui has explained us the differences between moderates and progressives: both of them were liberals.
  • Moderates wanted to enlarge moncharchs' powers and reduce citizens' rights. They were always supported by monarchs.
  • Progressives wanted to reduce monarchs' powers and enlarge citizens' rights.They always reached power after popular uprisings and military uprisings because they didn't have monarchs' support.
Then Silvia has checked exercise 24 which was about the Liberal Revolution in Spain.
Paqui has explained us the causes of the progressives' uprisings were the same: bad harvests, high prices of food...
Led by the progressive party. They reached power after several popular uprisings in the summer of 1835.
Paqui has reminded us wars and uprisings always started in summer because with the heat, people is more irritable.

  • Main goal: End with the Ancien Régime.
  • Suppression of:Seigneurial rights
Interior customs

Afterwards, Paqui has explained us that if a noble had debts, he had to tie his lands in the future to the people who had lent him the money; but if a bourgeois was in the same situation, the people who had lent the money, confiscated his lands, or part of them. This privilege was abolished during the Liberal Revolution and this was called untying.
  • Eclesiastical confiscation of Mendizábal.Government needed money and they confiscated his lands.
  • It's worth it- vale la pena
  • Hug- abrazo
  • Camarades in arms- Compañeros de armas
  • Untying- Desvinculación
  • Tying- Ligar/Unir algo
  • To Confiscate- Expropiar/Confiscar
  • Eclesiastical confiscation- Desamortización eclesiástica
  • Nun- monja

Well, and the bell's rang. So the lesson has finished and the break has started.




    Paqui Pérez Fons said...

    Hello Sara,

    There are some mistakes you will find if you read your post again:

    - When you explain what has happened during the lesson, all the verbs have to be in the present perfect.

    - You have to review the past participles of the following verbs: copy, lend, remind

    As for the content, you should include what exercise 24 was about, because it´s difficult to understand what you´re explaining. Popular uprisings happen in springtime or summer due to the heat (remember the difference between "heat" and "hot").

    The explanation about the noble and the bougeois was to explain a privilege the nobles had (tying or linking their properties to their lineage). This privilege was abolished during the Liberal Revolution and this was called untying. We didn´t have time to finish the explanation about the ecclesiastical confiscation of Mendizábal, but remember that I have told some girls that they were nuns.

    Two more things:
    - I ´ve made a mistake with the word "progressive". I´ve written it with two "g" several times. Please, correct this on your journal and your notes.

    - You have to include the source of the pictures, not only the captions.

    You could also add that you´ve sat with Yolanda Abad today.

    I hope you check the mistakes as soon as possible. Good work.

    Paqui Pérez Fons said...

    This is for the rest of the students: you could add what we have concluded about wars and also about the Spanish army after the Carlist War.

    Yolanda Abad said...

    Hello Sara, you have done a very good and complete journal! and I can't see more mistakes that Paqui has said.
    1kiss :)

    Sara Gil Martín-Serrano said...

    hahahaha I think Paqui has found everything and, for curiosity, what's the difference between heat and hot?

    Paqui Pérez Fons said...

    Hello again,

    I didn´t identify all the mistakes. There are some no one has corrected. Anyway, you should correct the mistakes and you haven´t done it. Please, do it.

    The difference between heat and hot is the following:

    - "Heat" is a noun. For example: I can´t stand the heat.

    - "Hot" is an adjective. For example: In summer the weather is very hot.

    See you tomorrow.

    Sara Gil Martín-Serrano said...

    Sorry, but I don't remember what Yolanda Abad had said

    Paqui Pérez Fons said...

    Please, Sara, the source of the pictures is very long. You have to locate the picture with Google images, close the picture and then copy the http address , not before. If you don´t close the window, the source is very long. I´ve explained this several times.

    Yolanda didn´t say anything: she sat with you.