Paintings of the Time The play opens with Gomez telling the commander that the time has come for them to take over Ciudad Real. After talking the village, the Commander tries to take Laurencia and Pascuala, women of the village, back to his castle. The women resist and escape. King Ferdinand and Isabella discuss the capture of Ciudad Real and vow to recapture it. Later Laurencia meets with Frondoso in the forest. The Commander approaches and tries to force himself upon Laurencia but Frondoso puts a crossbow to him.
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Look sharp, I can see him coming. I have good reason to feel wronged. I was not informed of your arrival, Accept my apology, once more: Accept my embrace.
You honour me As you should, how often have I Risked my life on your behalf In these dangerous times? And who intervened with His Holiness When the question of your youth Put your succession in doubt? You did and I swear, by the cross Which graces both our breasts, I am Grateful for your loyal service I honour you as a father.
My humble thanks, I am content. Now, what news of the war? Let me Show you where the path of duty lies. Speak, I am ready to listen. I remember a boy of sixteen Weeping as he buried his uncle. Remember the Lords of Villena And all the brave generals of that line, Whose many victories are almost Too numerous to be carried aloft, Even on the wings of Fame herself!
Let its blade match the cross on your breast For how can I truly call you Master of the Holy Cross when One is crimson and the other white? I will lay siege to Ciudad Real, And you will see me breach its walls Like a bolt of fire from Heaven!
To support me in IS con ICt. Very few. And you live in that place? Let your men prepare for battle. Not one of them will shirk your call. Exit all.
In that time, Spain united under the Habsburgs and become a world superpower with the discovery of the New World. The cross of the Order of Calatrava. With their marriage, the two major kingdoms of Spain - Castile and Aragon -were joined. This marriage would later ensure the successful completion of the Christian Reconquista of Spain from the Muslim Moors. When Isabella ascended the throne upon the death of her half-brother, Enrique IV , in , Alfonso V of Portugal crossed into Spain in order to secure the throne for Juana, Princess of Castile , the daughter of Enrique.
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Look sharp, I can see him coming. I have good reason to feel wronged. I was not informed of your arrival, Accept my apology, once more: Accept my embrace. You honour me As you should, how often have I Risked my life on your behalf In these dangerous times? And who intervened with His Holiness When the question of your youth Put your succession in doubt?
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