Photographer's Note

This is a pormenor of the tumble of Ines de Castro


D. Peter it was born in 1320, was son of D. Afonso
IV. It lived in a time of great difficulties: plagues and bad agricultural years. He was the father of it, king in the height, that combined its marriage with D. Constança, nobleman lady of Castile. Love between the two did not exist. It was in this height that D. Pedro knew D. Inês de Castro. She was one of the aias of D. Constança, for who if it got passionate. As he is obvious, this loving linking was not nothing well coming.
All had fear that D. Inês, son of a powerful Spanish nobleman,could have harm influence on the prince. When D. Constança died, D. Afonso continued to condemn namoro of the two gotten passionate. Of beginning, D. Afonso it tried to move away them,forbidding to D. Inês to live in Portugal... but, the force of the
love was so intense that D. Pedro ordered to come Ines de Castro for Coimbra. Here its children had been born and played happy.
João, Dinis and Beatriz called themselves. The affection and love had grown all with. One says that they had been married in this height, but nobody knows of certainty. The king very was worried because he saw that the people had fear of the influence of D.Inês, in addition was not nothing contents with the wars and the hunger that if lived in the kingdom. He justifies yourself thus,the decision of the king: to condemn D. Inês de Castro to the death, influenced for two council members. The place where D.Inês was deceased, in Coimbra, today is known as Fifth of the Tears.
It is now, a place where the boyfriends if find. After de D. Ines de Castro to die, D. Pedro was rebelled against the father and declared war to it. Happily, the peace came back thanks to the queen-mother, who prevented the military meeting between father and
son. When D. Pedro went up to the throne, was very careful with the people, who liked it sufficiently. One of the first things that made was to avenge itself executing in cruel way the former-council members of the father: it ordered to pull out the heart to them! It said that it was thus that one felt since that
loved its had died. Most left-hand side of all history is that D. Pedro raised D. Inês de Castro the queen already after deceased and compelled all the cut to kiss it to it hand, or what it remained of it (because D. Inês already had died has two years).
Although to have lost its great love, D. Pedro came back to be married and had some children, legitimate and illegitimate. Two of them had arrived the kings: D. Fernando and D. João I, Master of Avis. It ordered later constructing the monastery of Alcobaça, where it made a beautiful tomb for D. Inês de Castro.
Exactly in front it ordered to construct its, where it was embedded in 1367. One says that they are in this position so that, when to wake up in the day of the Final Judgment, look at one for the other immediately.

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  • Copyright: manuel matos (efigesta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1958 W: 73 N: 2483] (12188)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-00-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-20 10:22
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