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Doctora en Historia con Mención Internacional por la Universidad de Valladolid (UVa). ------- PhD in History (International Mention). University of Valladolid (Spain) Our research interests focus on courtly ceremonial spaces, and ritual performance, the noble strategies and royal ceremonies of Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Furthermore, also include the diplomatic relations between Monarchy of Spain and the Duchy of Savoy
In this article by utilizing an unpublished manuscript account we discuss the preparations and development of the baptism of the firstborn of the Dukes of Savoy held on May 1587 in Turin. A valuable document that provides a new perspective of a singular ceremony endowed with an important ritual character and relevant symbolic implications that supp...
Since the arrival, in the summer of 1603, of the heir of the House of Savoy, Filippo Emanuele with his brothers, Vittorio Amedeo and Emanuele Filiberto had participated in the many courtesan celebrations held in the court of Philip III of Spain established in Valladolid. A impressive account, unknown until now and kept at the National Library of Pe...
On July 19th, 1600 the young monarchs Felipe III and Margarita de Austria entered Valladolid. What could have been an uneventful occurrence, became (due to special circumstances, character and development) became an event of unusual significance for a city that a few months later would be the capital of the Spanish Monarchy. By utilizing a previous...
The monarch Philip II last visited Valladolid in the summer of 1592. The aim of this article is to study the ritual and symbolic elements that composed a spectacular masquerade, held in honor of the royal visit and the way they contribute to vary the visual and sound in daily life as an outward signal of the relationship between Valladolid and the...