Macías o Namorado

A Medieval troubadour born in Padrón, in the village of Sande, in 1340. A neighbor of Padrón, Juan Rodriguez tells us that his real name was Matías Cascallar y Guisande.

His literary works are Galician and Castilian poems that reflect galleguismos (which is a real belief in the Galician culture and all it represents), which are all collected in the Cancionero de Baena y and the Cancionero de Palacio. Although it was his real life that was truly a novel. It is said that when he was working as a squire for D. Enrique de Aragon, a Mastor of a Millitary and Religious order in Calatrava, he fell in love with a high class servant that was also working for the same person. The girl was married to a high ranking nobleman. Despite this, she maintained a romantic relationship with the poet. Her husband locked Macias in the Arjonilla (Jaén) tower, offended by their actions, the Marquis, flung his spear through a fence which ended up penetrating and killing him. The truth is that Macias was buried in the church of St. Catherine of Arjonilla.

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Macías o Namorado