Antonio Moura Santos – Our story begins with the establishment of the kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula Portugal
Promises, vows, infidelity, intrigue and royal gifts Our story begins with the establishment of the kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula Portugal, when Portugal won its independence under King Alfonso I of Portugal in 1139, after years of wars and crises with Spain King Alfonso I Count begins with the first promise atelier Batalha Monastery) -hkrb) which is one of the Gothic abbey churches that exist in Portugal. Belonged to the Dominican Order built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians in Alz’obroth (Aljubarrota) in 1385. The monastery was built in 1388 after King João Maria Virgin vowed that if he wins the battle for Hkstilinim he will return to Portugal and build a large monastery and a church and dedicate it to Maria. And so it was.
Two Fondador Chapel Capela Do Fundador- are the tombs of King Don Joao, and his wife Queen Philippa of Lancaster, and the four sons including navigator Enrique prince. Monastery Battaglia But not everything goes part of the family’s royal Don Zuo 1 (João I) and despite being a king and lover, and even though he was married happily ever after was said to have insiders who had a greater sexual appetite and supported the law enacted in the days Intermediate “right of first night of the ruler to make love Virgin bride before the prospective groom”(jus primae noctis). Queen Philippa of Lancaster was furious-husband when he found him rolled up pants, and decided to draw swans on the ceiling of the palace Sintra contrast, the king immortalized the event in the painting on the ceiling of the palace Sintra about 137 crows as one of the crows out of writing from his mouth: “POR BEM” (I did her a favor). Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” Figaro and Suzanne are about to get married. Figaro is a servant of the Earl and Susan is a servant of the Countess. Count requires the “droit du seigneur” Susan. Figaro deals with trickery in order that it not take place. Count continues to lust Susan. The droit du seigneur can learn from carnival of oranges Ivrea small town in northwest Italy, sources Carnival began in the 12th century dramatic event related to the miller’s daughter Violeta leading feminist rebellion against the local Count.
Violetta wanted to marry her lover and the town of Ivrea was still the custom “droit du seigneur” and it was to spend time with Count ruler, Violetta rebelled evening wedding and managed to kill the Count sword she had hidden in her dress, and after the assassination of Count went and signs on the city as head of the Count hands. Resin protesting crowd joined the Count’s palace and started a rebellion against the tyrannical army throwing stones at the soldiers. Rebellion ended in victory for the citizens. From that day to celebrate the victory of Violeta battles during Carnival in Ivrea Orange Book “The Cathedral of the Sea” by Ildefonso Falcones, narrated Bernat Astniol is perpetual land (lease the land the Lord). He and his father live on a farm pulling the gentleman Yornes de Beira province Nbrklas. Bernat marries Francesca. The middle of the wedding party are Lord de Beira and his entourage.
Lord came to realize the practice determines that it gets the bride first. The practice also states that the Lord rape immediately after the bride, husband to rape her again, so that if she becomes pregnant, will not be able to come to the Lord demands as the child’s father is. Monastery Alkobsh Alkobsh monastery church embryos (Alcobaça) established His vow to Don Afonso Henriques King 1153 win battles if the teachers will build the abbey church, the construction lasted forty years. The impressive length of the main hall is about 100 meters, the main hall is clean and walled monastery during peak Populate 1,000 monks prayed constantly shifts, and the mass did not stop for a moment. Prayer incessant aroused the hungry bellies of the monks and brought them to the sin of gluttony, they ate fresh fish that came from the river has a dining room, to stop the sin built a wooden door narrow dining room forcing the monks to pass it, and those who got through it was forced to return to his room and fasting to appropriate learning came through that door.
Ince’s coffin De Castro The tragic story monastery church is connected with a pair of coffins of King Don Pedro and his mistress Ines de Kstro. Hsnh is 1340, the Portuguese monarch Alfonso IV decided to create a “marriage of convenience” and the peak of his heir, Prince Don Pedro with Castilian princess, Constance. Prince Pedro fell in love with one of the women in the funeral of Princess, Ines de Castro.
Constance died in 1349 Prince Pedro and Ines wanted to marry, but his father intervened and expelled Ines and finally killed her. After the death of his son Alfonso Pedro IV became king and queen crowned the dead Inns of Portugal. Both are buried in the Church of Alkobsh facing each other. Girl statue town Aobidos neighbors Move to a small town and picturesque Aobidos (Obidos), that in 1228 Don King Dinis presented the town of Dona Isabel wife who immediately fell in love with the town and so it gave her as a wedding present king and the city was considered the property of the royal family these past five centuries. So did the kings of Portugal in the 13th century to give gifts “great” marriage. Tell the king of Danish was smart but also stingy on the other hand his wife Isabella was righteous and distributed donations to the poor, every day she took several breads cuisine Palace (Coimbra) and came out dressed as a part of the breads to the poor, once the King watched his wife and wanted to know what she’s hiding under her coat King stopped the Queen and ask her what she’s sleeve, without hesitation replied Isobel having her flowers, she opened her coat Jones went really happened and presentable bouquet of roses of course she became a saint after her death. Another legend says that until now buried smelling of roses. And that reminds me of an Italian noble family who bought the Borromeo islands on Lake Maggiore in the north of Italy.
Third Carlo Borromeo family bought one of the islands and called the island of Isola Bella Isabella Asto- Isola Bella).) And built a palace on the island of the Borromean chain. And that leads to the city of Agra and north India burial site was built a large and impressive Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal), which means “Crown Palace”. The mansion built by Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his beloved wife Arjumand came Begum who died at the age of 38 immediately after giving birth to their daughter, the estate symbolizes the great love for generations.