Hi! I'm Manal, and today I'm going to explain you what we have learnt in social sciences.
At first, Paqui has showed us a Charles' family image, to understand better his family, because they married with people of their own family, so they had problems to have children, and some of the children that they had, were mentally ill. For that, Charles I was proclaimed king of Castile And Aragon. But this is only a summary of what we did yesterday.
Now I'm going to explain you about the Philip II's life
He was the king of some countries, like some part of italy, south of America, most of the coasts of Africa and the Low Countries .To these countries we can add Philippines.
As his mother was from Portugaal, and there weren't successors, he became the king of Portugal.
He didn't move much, he stayed during his life in the peninsula. He lived in Castile, in Madrid. he established Madrid as capital city. He ordered build The Monastery of El Escorial, where he lived. this was his bedroom.
The most interesting and beautiful place in El Escorial was the library. Another interesting place was the cemetery that consists of a crypt, where most of the Spanish monarchs were buried. But Philip V and FernandoVI were buried in other places.
Philip could control all te the countries from El Escorial. He was a very hard worker, so all the people who worked for him had to be hark worders
Philip II's objectives were similar to the Charles' objectives, They were:
- Defense of Catholicism, religious intolerance caused many problems and wars
-Preservation the empire, this includes a lot of wars.
Philip II had 4 wives:
-he married to María Manuela (his cousin), and they had a boy, he was mentally ill, so he died, and his wife died.
- then he married to Mary I Tudor (his aunt), they didn't have children because she died.
-after the death of Mary I tudor, he married to Elisabeth of Valois, she was the most beloved.
- then he married toAna de Austira (his niece) , they had 4 boys and one girl.
Philip II defended the catholicism
They thought that the science was dangerous , so they prohibited the importing of books and the students couldn't study abroad.
No one could work at Philip II's administration if he or she didn't have a clean blood.
All the Morish who were living in Granada were forced by Philip II to leave their traditions and customs : they couldn't speak Arabic or dress their typical clothes.
So this is what we have study today!!!
Beloved: amado, querido
blood cleanliness: limpieza de sangre
Book contraband: contrabando de libros
trustworthy: digno de confianza, fiable
At he end of the class Paqui has given us the homework that we have to do. It consists of looking for information about the the Antonio Pérez's story,who was Philip II's secretary