Ouch! I think that there could be some truth to her being mad. Leather case. Remember, if you’ve read Shakespeare, the nurse, the one who was deemed the “crazy” one, was one of the most intelligent and in some ways, spoke facts. 482 illustrated pages with 75 full-page illuminations. Hours of Joan the Mad - Joanna I of Castile. She became heir to the thrones of her parents, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, after the deaths of her elder brother and sister. Joanna (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), known historically as Joanna the Mad (Spanish: Juana la Loca), was Queen of Castile from 1504, and of Aragon from 1516. Sep 24, 2016 - Explore Hilde van den Bergh's board "Joan the Mad" on Pinterest. August 17, 2019 at 12:15 am, Pingback: To be mentally ill symptoms must persist in the *absence* of adverse life situations. I would like to remove the description of loca Which is unfair and offensive there is not evidence of madness in her personality only a queen who behaved like a emotional woman!!!!! The succession battle for the throne ended with Ferdinand abandoning his interest in reigning Castile, leaving such ambitions and responsibility to his “beloved children.” Some time after that, Philip and Ferdinand signed an agreement asserting that Joanna was mentally incapable to rule Castile and should be replaced. Juana of Castile, known as Juana la Loca or Joanna the Mad, was the elder sister of Catherine of Aragon and sister-in-law to Henry VIII of England. Miguel died in 1500 before his second birthday. Her own mother had done as well,in addition to abusing her badly physically. I have studied them extensively and I simply don’t see it. Joanna of Castile didn’t become known as “Juana La Loca” for her sound rule. She undoubtedly experienced grief when her husband died, but don’t most spouses? She succeeded to Castile and León at the death of her mother. It’s actually a perfectly normal l, healthy part of human physiology often related to fight-or-flight (in case of anxiety and/or anger) or grief (in case of sadness and/or anger). During this time, in response to accusations throughout the empire that she was insane, Joanna wrote a letter to Señor Vere denying insanity, stating that she simply had jealousy issues that she believed she had probably inherited from her mother. Joanne wasn’t mad, but she does seem to have had a psychotic break caused by the death of her husband. For her, being Queen meant, having more children. But in 1890 when King Alfonsi XIII died his daughter Isabel II came into power and once again her advisors tried to rule over her and there were riots in the streets and people saw Spain as weak. Use the code MEDIEVALIST-WEB for 25% off a subscription to Medieval Warfare magazine. Juana’s courage and diplomacy in the handling of the Communero rebellion shows she was very capable of rising to the occasion when necessary. This is a distance of 668 kilometres, which would take around 6 1/2 hours to drive in a car today, so an extraordinary distance to cover in those days. / She was an over sexual woman, probably bipolar? One of them was Charles, who would later become the first Spanish Emperor. 8. Her parents were Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, who were co-monarchs of the two kingdoms. In 1509 Juana was either placed in, or retired to, the Royal Monastery/Convent of Santa Clara in Tordesillas, Castile. Have you read Julia Fox’s book on Juana and Catherine of Aragon? On the other hand, merely decades before, Castile had suffered a civil war of succession. He had many reasons to want his daughter to be seen as mad and himself as the ruler of Castile, still. Either way, she was a passionate woman, who fell madly in love with her handsome husband and continued to caress him even after his death." 2 (Spring 2014). This is just the history of a masculine society not willing to accept women. There is some truth to a madness they have because my siblings are also very angry people and I am the youngest of 8 and my father was one of 13. Her husband Philip, in an attempt to become the King of Castile, also minted coins under his name and Joanna’s. After Philip's death (1506), Ferdinand again assumed the rule, for Joanna had by this time become quite insane. After her mother’s death, Joanna became the Queen regnant of Spain, a battle for the Castilian throne began and Joanna‟s father Ferdinand made an attempt to mint coins under his name and Joanna‟s. In the culture and history of Spain a woman ruler was never popular the only reason Isabel of Castile survived the men removing her from power is because they didnt like her half brother King Enrique (Henry) because he favored the various faith and did not stand for the Catholic faith of the time versus Isabel who stood by the Church and wanted to fight to gain Granada. Being unwilling to be parted from a deceased loved-one is fits with any of the first four stages of grief before the last (acceptance) and could also reflect natural urge to experience control by an individual who is regularly deprived of it. Just some trivial corrections on your last sentence. As any women would she was upset and hopping mad -craftily having Docs waiting when she hit the roof as any wife would he had her commited to a nunnery and achieved goal of getting control –poor woman as later her son did same to get her power -again going to a convent this time never came out -power manipulations for money and power ! Joanna married Phillip the Handsome (he fared better with the titles, obviously) in 1496. Thank you for supporting our website! Witnesses state that, during her confinement at Tordesillas post Carlos’s (questionable) accession to the throne, Juana was often in deep depression, lacking nourishment and hygiene, or became very agitated. And the times were brutal. Joanna attending Philip's casket, painted by Charles de Steuben: Philip took the reigns of power in Castile, and Ferdinand retreated to his holdings in Naples. In my sisters case, drug use is a probable trigger as well as potential parasitic infection from her keeping too many cats. But it is proved that she was always faithful to her father, as she was to her son when the comuneros went to offer her freedom in exchange for her to go against Charles, and she was known as the queen of Spain until her death. Was she undermined by her husband or son? In November 1504 Joanna’s mother Isabella died, and Joanna became Queen Regnant of Castile. Probably manipulated by Ferdinand. / Already known to fly into jealous rages over her husband's mistresses, even reportedly going so far as to attack at least one, Juana refused to part with her deceased husband's remains for a disturbingly long time. She remained up all night, contributing to the drama by refusing blankets or any kind of comfort. History has given this queen the sobriquet of Juana la Loca or "Joanna the Mad." Surely Carlos should have sought a better environment for his mother, but his reasons for keeping her under control are understandable. 12 Kings that were completely crazy, and still had a lot of power – Coolest Hacks Joanna married Philip the Handsome on October 20, 1496. Abused women often wrongly feel they are inadequate because their abuser makes them feel like this. ), Mentally ill for mourning your dead husband?? Date: c. 1500. Ferdinand conceded to Philip, giving up all claims to Castile, and both men had Joanna declaed mad, and unfit to rule. When someone has an emotional outburst, we tend to either empathise with them or call them “crazy” whether or not we actually mean the latter literally. Here’s the deranged story of Spain’s “Mad” Queen. There was a risk of repeating that experience with Juana playing a role, as she could name another regent, her Spanish-born son Fernando for example, to replace Carlos, who had proclaimed himself monarch alongside his mother doubtfully in order to discourage this possibility. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. That’s the anglosaxon version on TV. Yes her husband and son undermined her horribly . I have actually read the original Spanish sources on Juana, and she definitely had issues, even Isabella herself recognized it, which does not mean she was completely out of her mind. I’m using the Spanish spelling. When she was prevented from leaving for Flanders, twenty-four-year-old Juana flew into a rage. I find the story of this family quite fascinating, though I wonder if some modern narratives are tainted by remnants of the Black Legend, plus, in the case of Juana, romatic views that are appealing but don’t harmonize with the accounts of her pitiful life under confinement. Were told explicitly that displays of emotions was not acceptable so she was named mad or loca which is unfair considering that she went through a sequence of unfortunate events. Also, Schizoaffective Disorder is a disorder that is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. People did not know how to treat mental illness then and in parts of the world now,which is sad. So, bear in mind that when you encounter mentions elsewhere of Joanna of Castile (e.g. Heather has always loved history. April 6, 2018 at 11:12 am, Pingback: She makes some convincing arguments for verbal and mental abuse by Juana’s husband, father and to some extent her son. Hahaha I love this reply. She was a woman that is why men around her did not want to see her rule especially during that time period. Joanna I of Castile, who bore the epithet “the mad”, was the regent of Aragon from 1504 to 1555.To this day, researchers debate whether Joanna’s madness was merely a matter of intrigue in power-politics by members of her ruling house. Click here to read this article from the Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry. Also her mother, Isabella , had tortured her as a girl, by suspending her with weights on her feet as punishment for questioning the Catholic religion, and for not wanting to go along with the Catholic practices of the time. Dyann, an untreated bipolar disorder as Juana apparently had, when it gets severed like after her husband’s death, can have psychotic features such as paranoid delusion events, which are consistent with testimony of episodes of erratic behaviour from her that earned her her unfortunate nickname. Add the jealousy, and the power of her father and son, and you have the reason for them toi vanish her to Tordesillas. Environment stress is a trigger, particularly in any emotional areas dwelled upon during post partum depression periods. 1. / She went on to have six children with her husband, including Charles, who later became the Holy Roman Emperor. Sad. This extraordinary historical painting -as appealing as it is disquieting- is one of the first and best examples of the fascination that Joanna of Castile (1479-1555) held for nineteenthcentury Spanish painters. I would not put up with an adulterous husband she was suppose to ignore his tendencies I think this is a classic case of male rules and a plot in those days the royals What about travelling with her husband’s corpse and embracing and kissing it in his casket? Out of the many mad monarchs in history, Joanna of Castile’s story remains the most tragic. She had strong opinions and didn’t settle on no for an answer. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms. Her husband Philip, in an attempt to become the King of Castile, also minted coins under his name and Joanna’s. Pingback: I agree with Conor. At that time, a return to Flanders through France was very dangerous since Castile was at war with France. Isabel would be a more reliable source than people making assumptions more than 500 years later. I have just read the paper by Espi Forcen and see that he effectively believes BPD is the best diagnosis. Mad or not it is impressive that the propaganda spread about by her husband, father and son continues to be related to this day. Today we would probably be more sensitive, but those around Joanna seem to have reacted in order to be practical and get on with what protocol dictated, rather than with any compassion towards a grieving widow. Joanna (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), known historically as Joanna the Mad (Spanish: Juana la Loca), was Queen of Castile from 1504, and of Aragon from 1516. Ingrid, do you refer to to the Martinez de Leyva family of La Rioja, Cantabria, (i.e. She was the couple’s third child, her sister Isabella and brother Juan (John) had been born in 1470 and 1478. 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Joanna with her parents, Isabella and Ferdinand, from “Rimado de la conquista de Granada” by Pedro Marcuello, c. 1482. If she had become dependent on him, then his loss would make her feel vulnerable, unable to function, static, catatonic even….not mad, but in need of guidance and support. Their wedding ceremony was held on October 20th, 1496. Isabella had five children in total, or more precisely five surviving ones and two stillborn. She inherited the Kingdom of Aragon from her father upon his death in 1517. She was married to Phillip the “handsome”, has anyone google searched this guy? On one hand I felt sorry for Mary because she ended up witnessing her mother’s treatment by her father, the evil king Henry, Lost her governess lady Pole to execution by that same king and In the end I think she lost her mind. From past experience and knowledge of my own family history, women were never deemed fit to rule, nonetheless, a kingdom. The blame of her being imprisoned cannot be only placed on her son Charles V. Her father Ferdinand had much to lose upon the death of his wife. Joanna of Castile, aka Juana la loca, was Queen of Castile (in central Spain) from 1504 and Aragon (ditto) from 1516. No one visited, no one spoke to her. Modern Spain evolved from the union of these two crowns. I believe Joanna experienced post partum depression induced psychosis. Every time her mother fell sick, Joanna refused to eat or rest and just paced around … Juana is my 18th or so great grandmother. Modern Spain evolved from the union of these two kingdoms. She went on to have six children with her husband, including Charles, who later became the Holy Roman Emperor. But Philip’s unfaithfulness and disdain towards her must have made her condition much worse, however talented she otherwise was. Introduction: Joanna (1479-1555) nicknamed “The Mad” (In Spanish Juana la Loca), was the daughter of the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. My mother suffered thru life upto her death in 1986,they didn’t know how to treat her as with many unfortunate souls even at that time,it was a practice then and upto the 1990s to shut them away no visitors or family,there is medicine available, but not to everyone unfortunately,,so was her family right in shutting her away , probably not, but thehats how they treated mental illness at that time. Juana's son, Charles, who became the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, eventually took over from Juana as regent, and then, monarch. She was known as “Joanna, the Mad” and not without good reasons. After the death of her mother in 1504, Joanna became Queen of Castile (and later Aragon in 1516) in a reign that lasted half a century. Can you cite an actual source? However, I think we’re being unfair to her son Carlos if we merely mention that he forbade all visitors, which I’m not sure is even accurate. Many of your most criticized behaviors have logical explanations. Was she suspicious that something more than the weather was not right, yet sent Juana anyway? Emotions are not insanity. Tick the "Email" box to give us permission to email you. I also think it’s possible that Juana didn’t have any mental illnesses, but just had a strong personality and was mistreated by those close to her, mainly her parents and husband, which made her act out. Ferdinand conceded to Philip, giving up all claims to Castile, and both men had Joanna declaed mad, and unfit to rule. Modern Spain evolved from the union of these two kingdoms. I have years of deep study in the root cause of this particular spectrum of schizophrenia, because two of my siblings experienced this in their late 20’s/early 30’s, upon acute emotional trauma, due to spousal infidelity. Despite her nickname, Juana's "madness" has often been disputed; she may have been locked up for political reasons only. She always wanted to be queen but did not want to rule, at least by herself. Thanks for the article. I agree. The several references to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist – both Joanna I’s namesakes – have lead scholars to assume that the manuscript was made for a woman, member of the Spanish royal family, namely the figure of Joanna I, Queen of Castile and Aragona (1479-1555), also known as Joanna the Mad, wife of Philip the Handsome. Extreme grief can cause depression. “The Tragic Story of Joanna the Mad.” Journal of Humanist Psychiatry, Vol. Her mother did her in when she declared her unfit to rule as queen. But I see Bethany Aram’s book listed as a reference for this article. 1310 d. 1384). Ferdinand II briefly assumed the regency until he was replaced by Joanna's ambitious husband, Philip I. "Queen Juana I of Castile (1479-1555) is generally known as "Joan the Mad". However, over 45 of those years were spent in isolated imprisonment for her alleged mental insanity. Her grief was extreme. The second youngest, Maria of Aragon, had ten children herself, including two future kings of Portugal, one of whom married his first cousin, the aforementioned Catherine. Juana's mother, the formidable Catholic monarch, Isabella I of Castile, passed away in 1504. In 1496, at the age of 16, Joanna married Philip The Handsome, Duke of Burgundy and moved to Flanders to live with him. I agree. He not only lost land but prestige on the international playing field. Just like Queeb Mary of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth of England men tried to rule either through them or despised them. Is Isabella really a reliable source on whether she had issues? Has anyone considered Juana wasn’t mentally ill at all? To my knowledge the whole torture thing was made up on for TV purposes. I’d like to rectify my previous comment: I wrote “BPD” but I meant bipolar disorder, and it’s just my opinion, borrowed mostly from a paper in Spanish that I could try to find again if someone is interested. Ms. 35313. Charles was for very small amount of time king of Spain because he never took the title from her, when she lived. I think she suffered from depression. Coming unstuck later with to much intermarriage to keep money and power ending in 1700 and my proud Martinez De leyva family exile to Trier–Greta. Juana was said to have opened her husband's casket to embrace him and kiss him. The woman who would be known to history as Joanna the Mad (and was also the first queen of a united Spain) was born on November 6, 1479 in Toledo, Castile. Joanna or Joan (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), nicknamed Joanna the Mad (Spanish: ), was the first queen regnant to reign over both the Crown of Castile (1504–55) and the Crown of Aragon (1516–55), a union which evolved into modern Spain. Thank you for this story! Didn’t that experience inform Isabella? But he had less sinister reasons for keeping tight control, and Bethany Aram reports that at least her children visited her, many times, until her death. One wonders if they would have left her youngest daughter with her, if Juana had really … Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. She was the third child of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. By the way, when I commented on Carlos yesterday I meant it mostly as a reply to comments on Facebook without realizing that I was writing on this other platform. She first became acquainted with Elizabeth I when she was in middle school and chose to write a book report about her. Hi Rozsa. It’s excellent. I find other dubious parts in that brief narrative, like saying that Juana’s older brothers (plural) and sister passed while she lived in Flanders (but they were only Juan and Isabella, Miguel being her nephew), that Philip attempted to become King of Castile (he already was), or that Ferdinand was administrator of the kingdom while Juana was regent (but Ferdinand was King regent and Juana was Queen, or “reina propietaria”). As for KoA and Mary, can you explain why you think they were mentally ill? Aggravated by the near-unbearable stress she was subjected to in later years the fact is that Juana of Castile has been accused of mental instability because it excused the grave injustices perpetuated on her by those who sought to steal her throne. He was no longer King of Spain. Schizophrenia is a different illness, but look up “delusional disorder”, “paranoid disorder” or “psychotic events” in relation to severe bipolar disorder. Charles forbade Juana any visitors. To judge from his credentials and the authority of the journal, the author must be extremely competent in the medical aspects of the matter, but I’m afraid the historical sections of his paper make me doubt about the biographical basis he used. Juana was close to her five older kids only during their very early life; but with the youngest, Catherine, she remained until her middle adolescence. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy page. After her mother’s death, Joanna became the Queen regnant of Spain, a battle for the Castilian throne began and Joanna‟s father Ferdinand made an attempt to mint coins under his name and Joanna‟s. April 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm, my hapsburg spanish family are relater to Johanna–Mad= furious ,upset when unfaithful husband who wanted to get her power of throne and money -quite deliberatly upset her by bringing mistresses home into her own bed! Though her father Ferdinand was no longer King of Castile, he refused to give up power. The Hours of Joanna I of Castile, Joanna the Mad (The London Rothschild Prayerbook) The British Library, London. She had been Queen of Castile for more than 50 years. Joanna was married by arrangement to Philip the Handsome, Archduke of the House of Habsburg, on 20 October 1496. June 29, 2018 at 9:55 am, Pingback: I purchased European Royalty Family tree chart and from what I see it looks like Joanna the Mad Queen of Castile is the connection maternally to me. To prevent her reckless plans, her travelling companion Bishop Fonseca took the horses back to the stable. Isabel wanted a unified Spain.  Joanna married Philip the Handsome, who was crowned King of Castile in 1506, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in Spain. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. While she was still in Flanders, Joanna‟s elder brothers and sister passed away and the Cortes of Castile recognized her as the heiress of the throne. 10 Things to do in Vienna in the Winter: The Ultimate Vienna Christmas Guide 5. Feeling depressed because you have lost your job is not “depression” nor any other mental disorder, it’s a natural response to an adverse situation and a normal stage of grief. She was already suffering with the loss of her mother and siblings, and on top of that, she had to deal with the emotional and mental abuse from both her father and husband. We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Isabella clarified that if Juana could not or did not want to reign, it would be her father who would reign for her. Justbavthought. She may have just been more determined and uncompromisable compared to other women at the time? 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