Hi. I used to use this blog a lot more than i do now. I don't agree with much of what i've posted here, but such is the nature of time. :) My instagram & facebook are likely to be more up to date.

spanish "duchess" leaves huge historical archive and palace to wife

>> Monday, June 16, 2008

i found this article on luisa isabel fascinating. what an interesting life... from the article:

"The dictator Francisco Franco jailed her for championing workers, who nicknamed her the "Red Duchess". She challenged Spain's official history, arguing that Columbus didn't discover America. She was an atheist, a republican and reckoned her 13th-century ancestor Guzman el Bueno, ennobled for fighting the Moors, was a north African whose grandmother was black."

2 comments:

TakeWrning June 18, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

Off topic, but you guys are on the front of the 3 Rivers Arts Fest site

james gyre... June 19, 2008 at 2:18 PM  

patrice, you don't ever have to be on topic...

thanks for the heads up, i would have missed that.

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