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Old 08-04-2011, 07:56 AM
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I could imagine that he would pull a Prince Bernhard stunt incl revealing some illegitimate children post-mortem
I have no doubt that he would get away with that in the public eye, the Dutch had a lot of compassion for their consort's testemony.

That's what I was also thinking
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Title: Yo, Cayetana
author: cayetana stuart y silva, duchess of alba
editorial Espasa of Spain

the authorized biography of the duchess of Alba

Yo, Cayetana | PlanetadeLibros.com

La Duquesa ya tiene listas su boda y sus memorias
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"Sister Queens: Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile" by Julia Fox

This book is very interesting and well written

The Tudor Book Reviews 1: Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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Thank you for recommending the book. I'll try to find and read it.

The two sisters have always fascinated me; I often wondered what would happen if Catherine was the elder sister, not Joanna. She was certainly a more able woman (as evident from her times as regent, and her unwavering resolution), so Castile would have a remarkable Queen. Joanna, on the other hand, mostly cared for family life, so the role of a younger sibling to the queen would have suited her better than that of a sovereign.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:55 AM
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The book is by Julia Fox, if anyone is trying to find it.
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Thank you for the information. Catherine of Aragon interests me very much. Her's is such an intriguing story. Will definitely find this book and add it to my library.
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I want to read this! To learn a little more about these two. Catherine was the first wife of King Henry VIII and widow of his brother Arthur and Juan was known as "juana la loca" or juana the mad who was sort of went crazy after her husband died? Something to do with his corpse?
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I want to read this! To learn a little more about these two. Catherine was the first wife of King Henry VIII and widow of his brother Arthur and Juan was known as "juana la loca" or juana the mad who was sort of went crazy after her husband died? Something to do with his corpse?
Joanna of Castile (Catherine of Aragon's elder sister) was indeed known as Joanna la Loca (Joanna the Mad) because she apparantely refused to properly bury her husband, opting instead to carry his corpse with her to keep it close to her.
Whether she was actually insane or the rumours were spread by her father, Ferdinand of Aragon (who became her regent and effectively ruled in her name), is subject to debate. There was certainly a history of mental illness in the family; her maternal grandmother, Isabella of Portugal, suffered from mental illness, possibly schizophrenia.
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i have many books of spanish royals. if anyone interested i can answer anyone. please pm me.
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Free full new bio on King Juan Carlos.

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"felipe vi: Asi se formo el principe heredero" by JOSE ANTONIO ALCINA(2004)

"Felipe VI: Asi se formo el principe heredero" by JOSE ANTONIO ALCINA(2004)

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The closest collaborator of Prince Philip, the person who for nearly ten years was his shadow and for eighteen served with loyalty to the Crown, this book features the experiences with the Royal Family. José Antonio Alcina an approximation sincere developments relating to the formation of the Heir, the events that had to be circumvented, the people involved in this process, travel and scenarios where the events took place ... Full details of the landmark education the 35th Prince of Asturias.
Lovely pictures of he was young and in family. Good biography.

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I don't know if here is the right place to post this but
I am looking for a book about Joanna, Queen of Castile and Aragon. I want to know more about her madness and her relationship with her husband.
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Princess Xenia, read "Sister Queens-The Noble and Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana of Castile by Julia Fox.

It's a dual biography of these two sisters, their upbringings in Spain and their marriages and tragic destinies. I finished it a few months ago and I recommend it highly. It was very enjoyable!
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Princess Xenia, read "Sister Queens-The Noble and Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana of Castile by Julia Fox. It's a dual biography of these two sisters, their upbringings in Spain and their marriages and tragic destinies. I finished it a few months ago and I recommend it highly. It was very enjoyable!
Thank you soooo much for your help.
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