: Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World (): Catalina De Erauso, Michele Stepto, Gabri Stepto: Books. : Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World (Audible Audio Edition): Catalina de Erauso, Michele Stepto – translator. Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina.
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Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun
She stayed with him for 3 months, during which she learnt some Latin. Catalina, disguised as a man, by the name of Francisco de Loyola, served in the court as a page of the secretary of King Juan de Idiaquez catalna seven months.
He was married to her mother’s cousin. There was always a demand for soldiers in Chile, as the Mapuche there were one of the few native peoples who had managed to resist Spanish conquest. What follows here is just a brief summary of Catalina’s life. However, she decided to run away again. An Early Modern Autobiography.
After a brief time in Paita, she went to Zana. She argues that, throughout the years since the first printings of Erauso’s memoirs, there have been a lot of different retellings and exaggerations. Eraus seems to have been a fairly personable errauso, as he never had any difficulty finding work and seems to have aways done well at it.
So I handed her a copy of the English translation of Erauso’s memoir–maybe she’d be interested in this, I suggested. In la Plata Chuquisaca she was accused of a crime she did not commit, she was tortured and finally set free again without revealing her identity.
At one stage the captain of his company was killed and he took command, winning an important battle in Puren. True to his namesake, the gang leader wore a set of armour but Catalina still managed to take him down.
Did Catalina de Erauso “write” this story of her life? The truth ctalina this: She took the book. Catalina gained a reputation for brutality during his time in the military, though the efficiency he combined it with impressed his superiors. Not wanting to ctalina discovered, she refused to nn. He joined up with a couple of other deserters and headed erajso north, but wound up hopelessly lost in the Andes. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
Catalina de Erauso – Wikipedia
Praise A rollicking, swashbuckling tale. Catalina de Erauso was a real person, that much we can verify. Locals state that she died carrying a load on a boat, although some argue that her death occurred at the top of Orizaba, alone among their asses cargo. Catalina passed through Panama having various adventures, and eventually fetched up in modern day Peru, on the western coast of the Empire.
And similarly it has been a source of inspiration for many analysis and academic papers trying to explain her complex personality. I cut off my hair and threw it away.
A place full of cattle, grains, fruits and tobacco from Peru. In Erauso returns to the Americas, living the last twenty years of his life in Mexico as Antonio de Erauso.
Retrieved from ” https: In Piscobamba, by quarreling, she killed another individual. I’d like to say it saved her life–she didn’t do all that well in the course, but she did complete it, and she didn’t commit suicide, which is what she was threatening to do and what I feared. By Ciaran Conliffe Last updated Oct 7, There he found employment working for a local merchant.
At the time the Spanish were busy building what would become in time the largest empire in the world, stretching across what is now South America.
He gave her a home, clothing and a large amount of money, as well as three black slaves. Contact Contact Us Help. The character of The Nun Lieutenant was, and remains today, a source of inspiration for writers, playwrights, filmmakers and artists most notably her portrait, attributed to Juan van der Hamen. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.
She ended up cutting off the face of the boy who challenged her. Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history.
When she moved to La Paz, she was sentenced again to death for another offense.
She had one last escapade on the trip over as she had been hired to be the bodyguard of a girl being sent to Mexico to be wed. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. However, he takes the approach of examining her Accounts of Merits and Services document. She told to the sailors that her uncle had sent her on an errand. The bishop was utterly astonished by this, but when an examination of Catalina by a pair of midwives revealed both the truth of the story and her still intact virginity, he was convinced.
In Catalina was painted by Juan van der Hamen, and the same year she returned to the Americas and settled in Mexico.
Retrieved 9 May At the same time, however, her life as a man seems also to correspond to other needs and desires as well. Catalina was sentenced to death, but managed to avoid execution by a clever ruse.
There is a reference to a supposed manuscript copy in the eighteenth century, a copy of which was eventually published in France in