The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps in France, 1st World war, 1917. Photo from Arnaldo Garcez.
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Mattel releases a special edition Barbie of Inês de Castro
To comemmorate the 50 years of her existence, Barbie, commercialized in Portugal for 30 years now, is embodying the most famous tragic portuguese love story: the lover of king Pedro I, Inês de Castro.
Inês was a handmaiden to the portuguese consort queen, Constança, when she arrived in Portugal and met the king, Pedro, who fell hardly in love with her. The couple maintained a relationship but the king’s father, Afonso IV, had Inês murdered due to ther castillan ancestry, fearful of castillan influence in the Portuguese Kingdom. Pedro then waged war at his own father and avenged two of the three murderes of his lover. Legend has it he sat down Inês on a throne and forced every noble to kiss her hand. The fact that was might have been posthumous queen, after her death, by Pedro I, is still disputed.
The release happened today at Quinta das Lágrimas, Coimbra, the place where Inês passed away and where, legend says, at the fountain, water runs red from her own blood. It is also where the doll will be exhibited.