Posts tagged: history
oh nonnie, what didn’t disappear
that earthquake caused an insane amount of damage. Some people count the death toll up to 90 000, and afterwards there were summary executions for whomever was found looting
anyways, it was a huge blow against artistic patrimony. Over half of the palaces in Lisbon disappeared. the royal palace, on the bank of river, contained the largest library in europe and one of the greatest art collections (bought by the previous king, joão v). all gone. several tombs of royalty were gone as well, including juana of castile’s, which prevents us today from doing dna tests and solving some mysteries
what didn’t disappear was damaged, and by the next day lisbon was a big pile of rubble and the sorrounding areas were very affected as well.
funnily enough, the royal archive survived. in a huge display of bravery and professionalism, the keeper of the archive, after the tower that housed it collapsed, managed to salvage 90% of the documents before they were swallowed by the flames.
The guy who saved the archives was called Manuel da Maia. He was the one who helped Pombal to rebuilt Lisbon and he took great care of the archives because there was no fire when the original archive was destroyed and then he pressed Pombal to give them a special place and he proceeded to order it properly.
And, for the curiosity’s sake, it happened in the All Saints’ Day and everyone were in the churches. This day is one day before the modern Halloween Day.
ie people who IDOLIZE the romanovs but ignore how shitty life was for the rest of russia at that time and afterward I DK
WOMEN WHO WERE GREATER THAN THE MEN THEY STOOD BEHIND ♛ Isabella I of Castille
Isabella I, also known as Isabella the Catholic, was queen of Castile and León. She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms. Isabella is known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus’ voyage that led to the opening of the “New World”. She was granted the title Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974.
EXCUSE ME HOW DID ISABEL STAND BEHIND FERNANDO?
If she somehow did back them now it’s much recognized they were at least equal or she was greater there is even the “Tanto monta monta tanto isabel y fernando” expression that has a popular origin, that’s how much people knew she was in charge too
Paris during Nazi occupation in World War II.
Map of South America, 1596.