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The Crappy Life of Juana the “Mad”

Mentally ill or another pawn of the patriarchy?

Kathy Copeland Padden
Jul 21 · 4 min read

On November 6, 1479, Juana, the third child and second daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, was born. Like all royal families of the time, their daughters were raised to marry foreign princes or kings and spread Spain’s influence across Europe. Juana’s kid sister, Catherine of Aragon, was married to Henry VIII of…