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Novel of a 13th C Norwegian Princess to Compostela


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el Correo Gallego reports on a new book about a Norwegian Princess who travelled to Compostela in the 13thC.

During a tour in Covarrubias, Burgos, was how the writer Cristina Sanchez-Andrade learned of the enigmatic story of Princess Kristina of Norway, who traveled to Spain in the thirteenth century of marriage with Prince Philip, brother of Alfonso X El Sabio.

"There were rumors that there was a medieval princess buried there, but it was not known with certainty. In 1958 they had to make the cloister and took advantage when moving the graves to open one which was supposed to be hers. They found her mummified body, a cloth worn along with a recipe for bad ears. She is believed to have died of meningitis. It seemed all very romantic, "says Sanchez-Andrade.

It was quite a sight, so the Galician author began researching the life of this woman and eventually decided to transform it into a novel, "Los escarpines de Kristina de Noruega" "What is most shocking is that after a long journey and coming to a place so different to her own country, Sevilla, dies after four years of being there, a somewhat mysterious death. I think it's a story that has a lot of magic and is not well known. "

In fact, despite the fact that Cristina traveled to Norway, just to find information on the enigmatic princess, there is very little documentation even though she met with historians. "We only found out about the trip to Spain but no more."

An issue on which the book focuses is the obsessions that marked the lives of people and almost transmitted by blood. "Kristina becomes an obsession of Castile Berengaria La Grande, grandmother of Alfonso X the Wise of Castile to bring a princess of the North".
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