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Francisco de Cerralta, who gave her clothes and took her in without recognising her. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

And, while I never taught this text, I did share it with a number of students in the years that I taught, for one of whom it proved to be a transformative text. After this trial of fire he decided to leave Spain behind. There she fought in the service of the crown in the War of Arauco against the Mapuches in today’s Chile, earning a reputation for being brave and skillful with weapons and without revealing that she was a woman. Thus, she was arrested and stayed in prison for a month.

In she settled in the New Spainprobably in the city of Orizaba in the state of Veracruz, where she established a business as a mule skinner between Mexico City and Veracruz.

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. While you can buy a copy of the memoir, you can also access nu freely online.

At that point, she changed her identity. University of Texas Press. Across several chapters seven in totalcarefully and methodically the author builds a clear set of comparisons to support the central claim contained in her research.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Perhaps in order to escape from this pursuit, Catalina decided to come clean with the churchman. Catalina de Erauso first came to my attention inwhen Lieutenant Nun: She was taken to jail again and through efforts of her master Juan de Urquiza, and the bishop of that place, she was released on the condition that she married Dona Beatriz de Cardenas, lady of her master and aunt of the man who had his face cut.


She went to the fight with another person, and in the fight the man’s friend was killed. In —, she petitioned the Spanish Crown for financial reward for her services as a soldier in the New World.

His old master managed to get him released, but he had to move on once more.

Lieutenant Nun by Catalina De Erauso | : Books

Catalina says nothing more about convent life, noting only that, when she was fifteen, she had a series of increasingly heated encounters with members of the community.

Retrieved 17 February Then she went to the city of Trujillo, where her master opened a store. Is it “true” at all, in any sense of that word? I could see the young woman in my class was struggling–she was absent far too many days, she wasn’t doing the course reading, and she was missing assignments.

Some sources claim Erauso was born in including her alleged autobiography of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Ileutenant and Privacy Policy.

Catalina de Erauso – Wikipedia

Feb 07, Buy. This time, she took the longest route towards Bilbao. An encounter with his father who was searching for him, but failed to see through his disguise rattled his confidence, while a spell in jail for fighting nearly exposed his secret.

Still others fall into the third camp that Erauso actually did identify as a man. Catalina de Erauso was a real person, that much we can verify. By Ciaran Conliffe Last updated Oct 7, Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun

About Lieutenant Nun 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. Her father was an officer in the Spanish army, and from an early age Catalina wanted nothing more than to also be a soldier. A rollicking, swashbuckling tale.


Catalina seems to have been a fairly personable fellow, as he never had any difficulty finding work and seems to have aways done well at it.

Surprisingly, her father did not recognise her despite having spoken with her. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.

According to the text, he got into more than one fight and killed more than one man, and in one case was caught and condemned to hang. She had to flee from Valladolid when she met her father, who came looking for his good friend Mr. At one point, “he” is almost forced to marry a woman, at another, “he” is dismissed when caught in a compromising position with cayalina young woman.

Jun 30, Pages Buy. Contact Contact Us Help. After being dismissed, she found a company recruiting, whose aim was the conquest of Chile and, beset catalinw the need to find a lieutenantt job, she enlisted under the command of Captain Gonzalo Rodriguez. This time she was sentenced to death, but was saved at the last minute by the deposition of another prisoner sentenced to death. The manuscript resurfaced in in the official state chronicles of the Spanish Indies, and in it came to the attention of the historian and politician Joaquin Maria de Ferrer.

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