Today Paqui has said to me that it was my turn of doing the journal. Paqui has said to Gema that she had few mistakes in her journal and we should review the journal before posting it. Paqui has switched the projector on, but it hasn't worked ,so we have started reviewing the contents of the last day about Philip IV and his main valido the Count-Duke of Olivares.
Count-Duke of Olivares. http://www.artilim.com/artist/velazquez-diego/count-duke-of-olivares-1/
Then we have been talking about the Union of Arms project. It was a project of imposing the Castilian laws to all the kingdoms of the Monarchy and making them contribute to the war expenses. Paqui has been trying to make the projector work but it hasn't worked. Fernando has asked Paqui if it was necessary to be Catholic in the Union of Arms project and yes, with the Union of Arms project all the territories belonging to the Hispanic Monarchy had to be Catholic.
Gema has asked Paqui about the exam, but she always asks in Spanish and Paqui has said that we have to try to speak in English because nobody is perfect and everybody makes mistakes but we have to try to learn.
Then we have continued with the Union of Arms project, this provoked a generalized revolt in all the territories of the Monarchy, but it was more serious in Catalonia and Portugal. The war of Catalonia with the help of France against the Hispanic Monarchy is known as the Reapers' War. It lasted until the signature of the Peace of the Pyrenees (1659). Catalonia lost the territories of Roussillon and Cerdaña.
Javi has gone to call Guillermo to fix the projector but, he hasn't found him.
Later, we have seen that in the Treaty of Lisbon, Portugal and all its Empire definitely became independent. The Thirty Year's War (1618-1648) was another fact of Philip IV´s government, the end of this war meant the end of the Hispanic Monarchy hegemony in Europe, after their defeat at Rocroi.
When Philip IV died, the heir was his son Charles II (The Hexed) who suffered a lot because he had problems that medicine couldn't heal because his chromosomes were "xxy", tried to make children ,but he couldn't, he had a very small penis. All of us have laughed at this! He was lame, he was drooling. He was like a big child. He didn't speak until he was 8 and he didn't walk until the age of 4. What a pity! :(http://meeg-toomuchinformation.blogspot.com.es/2009/02/curious-case-of-carlos-ii.html
As you can see he was really pretty!
He tried to rule and he worked a lot! He didn't have children and when he died he left a testament saying that his heir would be Philip of Anjou (a French person), Louis XIV's grandson.
People disagree with this heir so a war started. Other people of Europe wanted Archduke Charles of Austria as the heir. And the same in Aragon, as Louis XIV's represented absolutism, people feared for him and supported Archduke Charles of Austria.
Then, when there were five minutes left, we have decided that the exam will be in two weeks, on Wednesday 31st. I disagree with this because we have another exam on wednesday...but well... we have to accept it!
-Reapers' War: guerra del segador
-the hexed: el hechizado
-to heal: curar
-to fear for: temer
BYE-BYE people! Have a good weekend!!!! :)