Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday, 15th of October, 2013

Hello classmates!
Today in the class of Social Sciences we have done several things. First Paqui has checked that every person of the class have done the scheme of Charles I. After Paqui has showed some photos that she put on the blog.

James I of England

Then Maria Sanchez has ridden the part of the heritage of Charles I, this point cosist in the territories that Charles inherited of Philip the Handsome, Joanna The Mad, his grandparents Isabel of Castile, Fernando of Aragón, Maximiliam of Austria and Mary of Burgundy. These were the territories he inherited:

-From his mother Joanna: The Crown of Castile, The Canary Islands, Melilla and Oran in the north of Africa, the Indies, Burgundy, the low countries and Luxemburg.

-From his father Philip The Handsome: The Crown of Aragon, Sicily, Sardinia and Naples.

After this Paqui has explained in the blackboard the internal problems of the empire. This problems began that Charles spoke Castilian. He brought many Flemish Noblemen with him and he gave them important posts in the administration. These were the causes of the revolts that broke out against him in Castile and Aragón:

-Revolt of the Comuneros in Castile: It started in 1520. Many cities revolted against the king due to the new taxes they had to pay. Many nobles supported the revolt. The leaders of the revolt were Bravo, Padilla and Maldonado.The king made an agreement wiht the Castilian nobles and together fought against the Comuneros. They were defeated definitely in the battle of Villalar in 1521.

-Revolt of the Germanías in Valencia and Mallorca: It was a revolt of craftsmen and peasants who wanted to have access to posts in the municipalities and an improvement in the conditions of renting their lands. The king signed an alliance with the nobles and together they defeated the revolted in 1523.

After the internal problems we have followed with the problems in the empire. Charles V was elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. His main objectives were:
-To defend the Empire against its enemies
-To defend Catholicism against Protestants and Muslims
In the empire was involved in several wars:
-Against France, his main enemy in Europe: he fought against Francis I, king of France, in several wars. France was defeated in the Battle of Pavia in 1525. After this, Charles annexed Milan to the Empire.

-Against the Mulisms: he confronted in two fronts:
  • In the Mediterranean Sea: he fought against the Barbary Pirates. He occupied Tunis in 1532 to avoid their expansion
  • In the East of Europe: he stopped the expansion of the Ottoman Turks in Hungary.

In this part Paqui hasn't explained all the conflict because we hasn't had time to correct. This conflict developed in the Holy Roman Empire as a consequence of Lutheran Reformation. At first Charles tried to make an arrangement with the Lutherans, he had to fight against them. He defeated the Lutheran Princes in the Battle of Mühlberg in 1547.

Today we have learnt too some new words like:
  • To take out: quitar
  • In dirt: en sucio
  • Louse/Lice: Piojos
  • Currency: Moneda
  • Trust: Confiar
  • Regent: Regente
  • To Bribe: Sobornar
  • Barbary: Berberisco
  • To defy: Desafiar
  • To defeat: Derrotar
At the end of the class Paqui has given us to review the notes of the class and when the bell has rung we have gone to the break time. See you tomorrow!


Maribel Lucerón said...

Hello Arturo!
Your journal is very complete and perfect! I think that you can add these information that Paqui has explained in the class:
Isabella I, the Catholic queen of Castile didn't change her shirt until they conquered Granada. The campaign lasted 10 years

- King Henry IV of France was described as "stinking of sweat, stables, feet and garlic"

- Queen Elizabeth I of England bathed only once a month and James I, her succesor, only cleaned his fingers and wore the same clothes for months

- Louis XIV of France, the Sun King, had dozens of bathrooms at Versailles, but he didn't take baths. His servants ruubed his hands and face with alcohol and he only took therapeutic baths from time to time.

But this information were published by Paqui yesterday, but I think that you can add it. Congratulations with the journal :)
See you tomorrow!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...


Just one comment about the pictures, Arturo. Choose a different picture of James I, because it's the same one I used yesterday.

I'll be back tomorrow for the last corrections. Bye!

Guille Diaz said...

Hello Arturo!
Your journal is complete and I haven't seen any mistake. You forgot to add the things that Maribel said in her comment.
See you tomorrow!

carlos said...

hi Arturo. Your journal is nice and complete and the mistakes are not very important. I have only seen two mistakes one in the 6th paragraph you have written "this problems began that" and the correct form is began with. The other mistake is in the 3rd paragraph which you have written ridden and the correct form is read.
godd journal and see you

Guille Diaz said...

Carlos has reason...I didn't see their before. But their are not important.

Ángela Carrasco said...

Hi Arturo ! Your journal is very good, but you can also include more information like Maribel has said to you. I have found one more mistake, but it isn't really important: in the second line, you have written "Today in THE class of social sciences" and the correct form is "Today in class of social sciences".
Good work ! See you .

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello again,

These are my corrections about the content:

- I talked about James I, because I commented on the post I had written about hygiene and this king was very dirty. You should explain something more about this and, as I said previously, you should change the picture for a different one.

- Charles I's problems in the Iberian Peninsula didn't start because he spoke Castilian, but because he didn't speak any of the languages of his kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula and when he had to go to Germany for the elections to Emperor, he left foreigners in charge of the main posts of the administration

- In the Revolt of the Comuneros, there were more causes: many peasants revolted as well, the cities asked for protection of industry and protested against new taxes...You should also add more things we said in class, not only the notes. Someone asked about the nobles' role in this revolt.

- Charles I confronted the Muslims in two fronts:...

That's all about the contents. See you!

María Ortiz said...

Hello Arturo!!
Your jounal is very complete, but I think that you can include more information that Maribel and Paqui explain in their comment and y also I think that you forgot write some new words of vocabulary, for example:
Advice: consejo
Barbary: berberisco
To set free: liberar
Grandson: nieto
Threat: amenaza
Augusburg Peace: Paz de Augsburgo
To abdicate: abdicar
Bankrupty: bancarota
Defeault: quiebra financiera
But you don't worry for the mistakes of the journal. It's normal. Very good work!
See youu!!

Cristina Blanco said...

Hello Arturo:
These are the mistakes I have seen.

SINGULAR/PLURAL: every person in the class has done the scheme of Charles I.

VOCABULARY: Then Maria Sanchez has READ(Someone told you about that too in a previous comment)

VERB. 3RD PERSON: the part of the heritage of Charles I, this point cosistS in the

SINGULAR/PLURAL: ThESE problems began BECAUSE Charles didn’t speak Castilian.

VOCABULARY: After the internal problems we have CONTINUED with the problems in the empire

LACK OF SUBJECT: In the empire HE was involved in several wars:

SINGULAR/PLURAL: because we haVEN't had time to correct.

VOCABULARYToday we have ALSO learnt some new words like: You only use “TOO” at the end of the sentence.