Cap I. Introducido como el hecho con el que comienza la aventura. Cap II. La casa de la calle Francos[ editar ] En esta casa vive Lope de Vega. Quevedo tiene influencias reales y el conde-duque de Olivares le pide personalmente que estrene una obra de teatro en palacio para su majestad.

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This masterwork depicts a transfer of the key to the city from the Dutch to the Spanish army during the Siege of Breda. According to the third novel, Alatriste is in the group on the right, behind the horse. A woman is found murdered in front of a church. However, he will encounter a rival for her affections amidst new intrigues at Court.

He commissioned Carlota to gather documentation for him hence, she is billed as co-author of the first novel and developed the stories. He also applies the dark tone of his experiences as a war reporter. He reflects on Spain and the Spaniards as a united people who, in spite of being at war with all the major European powers, are capable of showing bravery and honour. Never an official captain, he earned the nickname when he had to briefly take command of his unit after their real captain was killed.

He survives in peacetime as a sword for hire in Madrid. He is the son of Lope Balboa, who was an old friend and comrade of Alatriste. After her presentation in the Court, she became a companion-in-waiting to the Queen. As vicious as she is beautiful, she is even shown trying to attack Alatriste in the second book while she is only 12 with her bare hands; even the war veteran Alatriste is unnerved by this, but manages to evade her.

Studies law in Zaragoza , and begins his career as clerk of the Royal Audience in the Aragonese capital. Rising quickly in the administration, he joins the Council of Aragon in With the support of the Count-Duke of Olivares , he reaches the coveted post of Royal Secretary in That same year he meet Diego Alatriste, during the adventure of two Englishmen, in which the royal secretary is aligned with the extremist faction of the Inquisitor, Fray Emilio Bocanegra, against the more moderate Olivares.

Since that time, he is a bitter enemy of Alatriste, whom he has tried to dispose of on several occasions through the swordsman Gualterio Malatesta. Francisco de Quevedo — , famous, talented and ironic poet of the period, and friend of Alatriste. Gualterio Malatesta, an Italian sword fighter from Palermo. He becomes a nemesis to Diego Alatriste in the first book and remains so through the fourth book. He begins his career as mercenary swordsman in his hometown, which at the time is part of the Spanish empire.

Following an argument with Diego Alatriste during an assault on the two Englishmen, he becomes the sworn enemy of Alatriste. He is involved in the second, fourth, and fifth books. Opposed to the policy of the Count-Duke of Olivares , especially regarding his relationship with the bankers of Portuguese Jewish extraction, he tries by every means to hinder their projects, tightening the stringency of inquisitorial persecution against heretics and Jews. Mortal enemy of Diego Alatriste, because the latter disobeys his instructions to assassinate the two Englishmen he hatches several plots against Alatriste.

Warrior and poet, he participates in campaigns against the Berber pirates; in , about to die in the disaster of Querquenes , he is saved by Diego Alatriste, with whom he subsequently maintains a close friendship, albeit conscious of the difference in their social standing.

In court, he shines as a refined aristocrat, and is celebrated as a poet. Lope Balboa c. Born in Lebrija in the province of Seville , she moved to the capital around , where she worked as an actress for a half-dozen years.

She became a prostitute in a brothel on the Calle de las Huertas , after which c. The tavern was an eatery that also rented rooms, in one of which stayed Alatriste and Inigo Balboa during their sojourns in Madrid. By , with disasters befalling Spain, the Count-Duke of Olivares was dismissed. King Philip IV of Spain — was intelligent, but lacked interest in the affairs of state, which were handled until by the Count-Duke of Olivares.

During his reign, Spain continued to decline politically and economically. Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 9 March


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