AAAA Woman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of dis...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

A woman from aveiro at the time of discoveries

200 views
157 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
200
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
42
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

A woman from aveiro at the time of discoveries

  1. 1. AAAA Woman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryAntonia Rodrigues was born in Aveiro in a very poor family.rid of another mouth to feed, handed her to an aunt who lived in Lisbon. Poor Antonia sufferedbadly because her aunt treated her with contempt and cruelty. Tired of being mistreated, shedecided to run away. But where?The best thing was to try her luck far far away! She planned to then embark away. She cuther hair, bought mens clothes and went to work for afor North Africa, loaded with grain meant to supply the Portuguese who lived in the castle ofEl Jadida. The master accepted "that guy" called Antonio Rodrigueschores as a cabin boy.During the trip she worked so hard that she only received praise from eShe scrubbed the deck, pulled the sails in and when she went to the masof the wind and the waves so much that she used to scream withOnce in El Jadida she became embroiled in a web of intrigue and could not get back onboard. But this didnt stop her and she enlisted as a soldier and quickly distinguished herselfby her skills and bravery. These qualities, however, aroused envy. Antonia, or Anthony,known to create a good atmosphere among her comrades. The worst thing was at night: theonly way to carry on with her role as a man without being discovered was toSo she always went to bed in shirt and briefs.Such good service earned her a promotion as a knight, this being the reson whyleave the castle to fight in the open fields.And she went out, gun in hand, distinguishing herself by her deeds.associated with a natural kindness and a friendly look, began to argirls who lived in El Jadida. At this point everythinghad an unmarried daughter began to invite the young and lovely knight to dinner and spendthe evening, showering him with gifts, hoping that he would want to marryFearful of being discovered, Antonia chose to confess the truth and everyone wasThe couple kindly accepted her and she becaame friends with hersome time later she even got engaged. Antonia returned to Lisbon married, happy and full ofstories to tell.The king rewarded her for all her services during the war as "Antonio".Woman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryWoman from Aveiro at the Age of discoveryn Aveiro in a very poor family. Her mother, wanting to geter to an aunt who lived in Lisbon. Poor Antonia sufferedtreated her with contempt and cruelty. Tired of being mistreated, sheher luck far far away! She planned to then embark away. She cutmens clothes and went to work for a master of a caravel that would set sailmeant to supply the Portuguese who lived in the castle ofAntonio Rodrigues and handed her someonly received praise from everyone.and when she went to the masts she enjoyed the soundof the wind and the waves so much that she used to scream with joy!broiled in a web of intrigue and could not get back onshe enlisted as a soldier and quickly distinguished herselfher skills and bravery. These qualities, however, aroused envy. Antonia, or Anthony, washer comrades. The worst thing was at night: thewithout being discovered was to sleep all dressed!knight, this being the reson why she had toAnd she went out, gun in hand, distinguishing herself by her deeds. Her fame and braverykindness and a friendly look, began to arouse passions among the fewwas getting complicated. A family whohad an unmarried daughter began to invite the young and lovely knight to dinner and spendthat he would want to marry their daughter.Fearful of being discovered, Antonia chose to confess the truth and everyone was amazed!and she becaame friends with her former candidates anded. Antonia returned to Lisbon married, happy and full ofduring the war as "Antonio".8thMarch 2012

×