Hey friends! It's Lucía. Today is my turn to explain what happened years and years ago. Yes! This is a new chapter of... THIS DAY IN HISTORY! And as you have seen in the title, today we have double event.
FIRST EVENT: CHARLES I'S CORONATION.
Today but in 1520, Charles was crowned as Emperor in Germany (by the Pope Clement VII). Three years ago, in 1517 he started to be(en) King of the Hispanic Monarchy, but in 1519 he left the Iberian Peninsula to be elected emperor, and because of that the Revolt of the Comuneros started.
But Charles I actually was named the heir of Emperor Maximilian when he was 6, when his father Philip the Handsome died. His grandfather died in January 1519 and Charles was elected Emperor by the German electors in July 1519. In Germany there was a tradition: when a new Emperor was elected, they had to celebrate three ceremonies. The first was in the Palatine Chapel of Aachen second one was a coronation to name Charles "The king of Burgundies" and the third one was in Rome. this one didn’t take place until the 23rd February 1530, when Charles V was crowned Emperor by the Pope Clement VII.
Here you have a documentary of his entire life, if you want you can watch it (it's long, and in Spanish).
This is the link to Charles V's video in English:
SECOND EVENT: THE END OF THE REVOLT OF THE COMUNEROS WITH THE SURRENDER OF THE LAST CITY, TOLEDO. (1521)
Joanna the Mad, Isabella's daughter, inherited the throne with her Burgundian husband King Philip I. However, Philip died two years after the beginning of their reign, and their son Charles was only six years old. Due to his youth and Joanna's mental instability, Castile was ruled by the nobles and her father, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, as a regency. After Ferdinand's death in 1516, the sixteen-year-old Charles was proclaimed king of both Castile and Aragon. In 1519, Charles was elected HolyRoman Emperor. He departed to Germany in 1520, leaving the Dutch cardinal Adrian of Utrecht to rule Castile in his absence. Soon, a series of anti-government riots broke out in the cities.
|"BatallaDeVillalar" by The artist is Manuel Picolo López, born in 1851 and died in 1913 (source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BatallaDeVillalar.jpg#/media/File:BatallaDeVillalar.jpg)|