At the beginnig of the class Paqui has explained the correct form to say I agree, because some of us wrote I´m agree in the comments of the blog. And then Paqui has made a review of the things that we saw the other day. (The revolt in the low countries, Philip II´s children) And we have seen Charles II´s family tree.
Charles II´s family tree
After that Paqui has explained that ruling an Empire is very difficult, and all the big Empires of the history felt down (The Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire, Hispanic Empire etc...)
Paqui has showed us a post on the blog "Sovereing defaults during the Philip II´s reign and later".
A classmate has asked to Paqui about the visits of the blog. Paqui has showed us the statistics of the blog and we have seen other peoples from countries visit the blog to recive more visits (the USA is the country from which we recive more visits) and some of them write comments.
Then we have started with the last point of the unit: "The decline of the Hispanic Empire in the 17th century"
First we have learnt Philip III´s government.
Philip III handed his power over the Duke of Lerma and later Duke of Uceda.
Duke of Lerma
The internal problems weren´t solved and he decided the expulsion of the Morish in 1609. More than 275,000 people were expelled (33% present of the population of Aragón). This caused a big economic crisis in the crown of Aragón where they were more numerous. The currency was devaluated for the first time. The economic situation led to a more realistic policy in Eurpoe, and truce was signed with the main enemies: England and Low Countries. We have seen all of this in a power point presentation. And also Paqui has written a summary on the blackboard with the most important information.
Then we have continued with Philip IV, but Juanaco has told a joke, Paqui has said that he had to try to tell it in English, Miguel has tried it but at the end Juanaco has told it in Spanish.
Paqui has explained the Thirty Years´War. The Cound-Duke of Olivares wanted to establish the rules of Castile in all the Empire, but this caused a lot of revolts. The most important revolts were in Catalonia and in Portugal.
Conde Duque de Olviares
And also Paqui has also written a small summary on the blackboard of the few things that we have learnt about Philip IV and we have copied it.
But we haven´t finished this point because the bell has rung.
At the end Paqui has said that we have to study because the exam will be soon!!
And finally some words I have added to the glossary:
-80 years´war: La guerra de los 80 años
-Hunger strike: huelga de hambre
-To starve: morirse de hambre
-Sovereing default: quiebra (cuando el pais no puede pagar sus deudas)
-To owe: deber
-to lend: prestar
-above: por encima
-to sue: procesar
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