San Lorenzo Cordoba-1652 vs Gamonal Burgos 2014

Plaza de la Corredera. Cordoba

Plaza de la Corredera Cordoba

San Lorenzo Cordoba-1652 vs Gamonal Burgos 2014

Watching the news lately I’ve noticed the great importance it has acquired in the media complaining of a neighborhood called Gamonal Burgos. It has come to mind a story of Ramirez de Arellano in their walks Córdoba, which tells a similar protest, saving time and why. I’ve noticed similarities between the two events, and that history repeats itself …

“We go back to 1652, when I joined the scarcity of the previous crop, the shows wheat had been done for other points, and the shortage of funds for the settlement of the currency at that time was made, was the cause not only that the bread was sold at an inflated price, but missing in the market,because the hope of greater gain made ​​bakers and book hoarders stocks that had and they were not few. The price of a loaf reached up to 21 rooms, the couple were few other foods at inflated prices and, seeing reduced to abject poverty poor.

He arrived on May 6. Leaving people in the first Mass of San Lorenzo, as now, the holidays are saying, a woman called everyone’s attention,screaming that her son had died of hunger, whose corpse embracing, more and more excited until the rebellion of those unfortunates.gathered themselves together about 600 men, to women, with a torn voices, he said they were cowards if justice were denied by those who should protect them in their misfortunes, and finally got were not taken those arm themselves as each was going to seek the mayor, Viscount LAPENA Brown,who had been murdered, if not hiding in the Convent of the Trinity, near his home, but he broke down the door and broke found few furniture.

Iglesia de San Lorenzo

Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Córdoba

By this time they had gathered 2,000 men, showing general anger against the bishop, who was Mr. Tapia, prebendaries and all the knights and empleístas of Cordoba, whom called profiteers and Gypsies, placed himself by all households, of which put out all wheat and flour were wearing hand the Granary, which was in the log, and part of St. Lawrence, where improvised a store.

The bishop, who would also opened the granaries and took out the wheat had to supply his family found out on foot through the city, exhorting them to be sosegasen, and promising to supply the market for cheap bread, but neither softness of his words or his virtues and old enough to him that these people leave him with insulting words certainly did not deserve. So spent the day and night.

The mutineers were shaped seals in San Lorenzo, the Axerquía and other districts as well to keep the doors to prevent wheat output, and ensures even took shots or guns that were in the Calahorra and took them to the doors Gallegos and Bridge. Friars of San Pablo, San Francisco and Capuchins, on the advice of the bishop walked round all night, which avoided many excesses that cast its shadow.

Tuesday dawned and can ensure that almost all Cordoba took part in the riot, the rioters as the previous day forced others to follow him. That was when he got to know more and Uncle John Bacon Arrancacepas who captained part of these people, and who took name two streets. Incited them to find weapons and defend themselves by saying that the Marquis of Priego came with many soldiers to keep the nobles of Córdoba, before whom they should cut off the heads, so that these gentlemen were in great danger, scared about, hidden others entrándose ladies in nunneries to be free from the storm rose against all.

At about eight o’clock would have gathered some 6000 or 7000 men, with guns, others with pikes, halberds and even sticks and stones. Among the men there was one called Don Diego de Córdoba, son of Don Iñigo de Córdoba, Mr. Bell, who was beloved of the people, who always watched, being in favor of the tax, and he mutineers were fixed magistrate to order it as replacing Viscount Peña Parda. He refused, but prayers of the bishop and his many friends and relatives, at last consented to, and the town hall, in front of over 4000 people, received the rod from Mr. Bishop, being greeted with a salvo of musketry.

Then harangued the people from the balconies, saying consent to govern with the condition that they withdraw to their homes,that he would sustain bread price rate, until the next harvest, to swear obedience and wait quietly in their homes. They made a proclamation was issued to surrender their weapons immediately, turning everything over without any trouble, apart from the excesses or burglaries for wheat shows. In the afternoon there was bread in abundance, three and four and a half quarters. On it were two or three deaths mutineers quarrels between them, starting them again to shock and can avenirlos its new mayor.

On Wednesday morning went well, but in the afternoon there was a question about San Juan de los Caballeros between two men in the village, leaving one killed and the other escaped, though wounded. No one knew who I reported that this death had caused a gentleman named Don Felipe Ceron, in Revenge of insults that made ​​him the previous day, and this was enough to more than 2000 men came together asking the head of which they deemed delinquent, looking Don Diego de Córdoba in a new commitment that finally overcame offering Felipe punish with death if he was the author of what is blamed. ensued so, until finally persuaded the king to approve all its provisions and to indultasen the promoters of the mutiny, happily finishing this episode in the history of Cordoba. ”


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