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CSM Number : 256
Short name: Queen Beatriz is Healed Alternative: Statue of the Virgin heals Queen Beatriz
Incipit: Quen na Virgen groriosa/ esperança mui grand’ á
Refrain: Quen na Virgen groriosa/ esperança mui grand’ á/ macar seja muit’ enfermo/ ela mui ben o guarrá.
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Setting: Cuenca Protagonist(s): Queen Beatriz

King don Fernando won Capilla [from the Moors] and settled it with Christians.

He ordered his wife, Queen Beatriz, to stay at Cuenca while he attacked Capilla.

When she was at Cuenca, the Queen became so ill that the skilled doctors from Montpellier predicted she would die. She was pregnant and had a very high fever.

The queen ordered an image of the Virgin to be brought. She maintained that she would recover from her illness as soon as she had seen the image, which was finely made of metal.

She asked for the image to be brought to her side so that she could kiss its hands and feet.

All this was done, and the queen recovered from her illness.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F7, E256
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
childbirth, fever, illness, image (of Virgin Mary), king, queen, warfare
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
4005
Bibliography
Antología de prosa y verso. Versión moderna, introducción, notas y vocabulario de Alfredo Eduardo Fraschini
Alfonso el Sabio
Música Española
Anon
Cantigas del Rey Sabio
Anon
Memorias de las Reynas Catholicas. Historia Genealógica de la Casa Real de Castilla, y de León (...)
Florez, Enrique
Alfonso X, el hombre, el rey y el sabio
Llampayas, José
Crestomatia arcaica: excertos da literatura portuguesa, desde o que mais antigo se conhece até ao século XVI
Nunes, José Joaquim
Annales eclesiásticos y seculares de la muy noble y muy leal ciudad de Sevilla
Ortiz de Zúñiga, Diego
Acta vitae S. Ferdinandis regis Castellae et Legionis
Papebrochio, Daniel
Cancionero musical popular español
Pedrell, Felipe
Alfonso X, el Sabio. Biografía
Pérez Algar, Félix
Alfonso X of Castile: Patron of Literature and Learning
Procter, Evelyn S.
Alfonso X el Sabio, siglo XIII
Sánchez Pérez, José Augusto
Historia de la música española desde la venida de los Fenicios hasta el año 1850
Soriano Fuertes, Mariano