My second book in the Ladies of Valor Series is well underway. The first novel: The Saxon Queen is coming out soon before the end of 2023 (stay tuned!).
In the meantime, journey back to the 13th century. Eleanor of Castile is soon to become Queen of England. The court of her father had always been renown for learning and music. Her brother continued the tradition and later became known as Alfonso the Wise.
Surviving today is are four manuscripts from this time known as the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Alfonso is thought to have written or composed some of work found in the Cantigas. This song is from one of these manuscripts.
It always astounds me how much has survived from our history. All we have to do is do a bit of digging.