History of Spain, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Earliest Times to the Death, of Ferdinand the Catholic Ulick Ralph Burke

ISBN: 9781331129189

Published: September 27th 2015

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History of Spain, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Earliest Times to the Death, of Ferdinand the Catholic  by  Ulick Ralph Burke

History of Spain, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Earliest Times to the Death, of Ferdinand the Catholic by Ulick Ralph Burke
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Excerpt from History of Spain, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Earliest Times to the Death, of Ferdinand the CatholicThe reign of John II. was an age of pageantry and of shows. If fighting was not yet out of fashion, fashionable fighting was accompanied by anMoreExcerpt from History of Spain, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Earliest Times to the Death, of Ferdinand the CatholicThe reign of John II.

was an age of pageantry and of shows. If fighting was not yet out of fashion, fashionable fighting was accompanied by an amount of display that was new to the warriors of Castile. Gilded armour and nodding plumes became as necessary to the ideal cavalier as the sharp sword and the strong lance of his grandfathers.

John, who was incapable of command on the field of battle, took some pleasure in military parade. Nor was the influence of Alvaro de Luna in any way more marked than in his encouragement of that personal magnificence and extravagant display which characterised the knightly shows and tournaments so congenial to the Court of John II.

of Castile.But Alvaro was no carpet knight, nor content with the evolutions of his train of gilded followers. He was himself the best lance in Spain, and specially distinguished in a rude and dangerous sport that was daily increasing in favour, not only with the Court, but with the people in Spain, and which has endured to the present day as one of the most characteristic of the national amusements of the world.Bull fights or, more correctly.

Corridas or Fiestas de Toros, Courses, or Feasts of Bulls, are not, as might be supposed, a direct survival of those Roman games of the Ampitheatre which in many ways they so closely resemble.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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