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The adicted king

Is it true that Felipe III, thanks to his addiction, has lost many sums of money from our country?How do people take it?

Could not access high positions, they didn't have enough fortune to aspire to knighthood or a title.

The lower class of the nobility scale, the hidalgos

All the articles of this5 magazine belongs to Carolina Perez and Angela Luna.

His heart was the size of a peppcorn, his lungs corroded, his intestines rotten and gangrenous

These two have a small controversy since they lived very close and both had a lot of talent, this unleashed the well-known "battle of cocks"

Did you already know the rivalry between Góngora and Francisco de Quevedo?

«This, in whom today farts are sirens, this is the ass, in Góngora and in cult, that a bujarrón barely knew him.» It would not remain unanswered: Góngora responded by writing that "Musa who blows and does not inspire, and knows that it is treasonous to put her fingers in my bag rather than in her lyre, is not from Apollo, which is a lie...".

A "battle of the cocks" for history

Did you know that Lope de Vega ended up in prision for defeaming Elena Osorio?, but, far from recanting, he relapsed into his actions and he was banished for ¡eight years! from the Court and two from the kingdom of Castile.

8 years expelled from the court!

A "battle of the cocks" for history

The "undistinguished and insignificant man"

Since the Marquis of Denia, better known as the Duke of Lerma, gained the confidence of the king, he had him move the capital to Valladolid and then again to Madrid, losing a huge amount of money leaving the Spanish territory in bankruptcy.

"The miserable monarch"

Yes we are talking about Philip IIIA rumor circulated through the European courts that the monarch died because of the rigid and absurd etiquette of the Spanish court, which, in reality, was a remote imitation of the Spanish one imposed by Charles V on his son

Painted by Velazquez

Painted by Rubens

He came to manage the royal seal as sommelier de corps, managed to control the kingdom and make the sole political decisions.

The immense power of the Duke of Lerma


The Count-Duke's Catastrophic Misstep Sparks Rebellion in Spain!

Scandal Unveiled :

In a scandal that rocked the Spanish court, whispers of revolt swirled around the enigmatic Count-Duke of Olivares, Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel. Amidst the opulent halls of power, Catalonia simmered with discontent, its proud people chafing under the weight of heavy taxes and conscription. But it was the Count-Duke's audacious schemes to finance Spain's wars that proved the final straw, pushing Catalonia to the brink of rebellion.

As tensions reached a boiling point, the streets of Barcelona erupted in defiance, Catalans casting off the shackles of Spanish rule in a bold bid for freedom. The Count-Duke's grip on power slipped as Catalonia slipped through his fingers like sand.


In this sizzling saga of intrigue and betrayal, the Catalan Revolt of 1640 stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of a people unwilling to bow to tyranny. But amidst the chaos, one can't help but wonder: What other scandals lurk beneath the veneer of royal privilege?

Inside the Turmoil of Charles II's Spanish Reign

His heart was the size of a peppcorn, his lungs corroded, his intestines rotten and gangrenous

He had a single testicle black as coal, and his head was full of water


Portrait by: Juan Carreño de Miranda


Carlos II died in Madrid, at the age of 40, leaving a succesion will that would unleash a war. The war of succesion, that would give way to a new dinasty in the monarchy of Spain, the Bourbons

Philip V of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou accepted the crown on November 16.Proclamation of Philip V as the king of Spain at the palace of Versalles (France) the 16 of nomvem<ber in 1700

Step into the whirlwind of courtly chaos as we unveil the titanic clash for the Spanish throne in the scandalous War of Succession. From royal intrigues to international power plays, this conflict has it all! At its heart lies the bitter feud between rival claimants to the Spanish crown, igniting a powder keg of political maneuvering and military might. Amidst the chaos, alliances are forged and broken, secrets whispered in shadowy corridors, and loyalties tested to their limits. As armies clash and kingdoms tremble, the fate of an empire hangs in the balance, with fortunes won and lost on the battlefield and in the boudoir. But amidst the chaos, one question remains: Who will emerge victorious in this epic struggle for power and prestige?



It was painted in 1656, he painted it for the king, for his private rooms in the palace. It was saved from the fire that destroyed the castle of Habsburg, saved as an inspiration to all the greatest painters who were born after him.


Painted by: Velazquez.


Pieter Paul Rubens, was a profila Flemish painter of the 17 century, a master of exuberant, baroque style, which emphasized mavement, color, and sensuality. Its counter-reformation altar pieces, portrats (like this one), landscapes, mythological paintings and historical allegories are very famous.


Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, a prominent Spanish painter of the Baroque period, created his paintings for various patrons including religious institutions, private individuals, and civic organizations. His works often depicted religious subjects, reflecting the prevailing influence of Catholicism in Spain during the 17th century. Murillo received commissions to adorn churches, monasteries, and private residences with his masterful artworks. His patrons ranged from wealthy merchants to aristocrats and clergy, all seeking his talent to enhance their spaces with his iconic paintings.

jMujeres en la ventana

El milagro de la piscina

Sagrada familia del pajarito

Vendedores de fruta

All painted by: Murillo

The royal bastards

That's how it is in Las Meninas, the figure that stands out is none other than the daughter of Philip IV.

Aquí puedes poner un título destacado

The exact number of bastards that Philip IV had has never been known, but there are many loose theories out there, some say 23, others say 32 and some say up to 52!

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Did Philip IV have a good time during his reign?

Painted by Velazquez

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1. How did the call Carlos II?2. Who painted las Meninas?3. The castle of what? ( that was on fire)4. Spanic peace in english?5. The **** succesion6. How many children did Charlos II had?7. Author of Las mujeres en la ventana?8. Name of the son of Philip III?9. What was Carlos II? (not normal but a -)10. Rubens was?11. Borboun dinasty was from?