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  • 1. Revolt of the Comuneros, 1520-1521
  • 2. Problems at home Revolt of the Comuneros (1520 – 1521) • Carlos angered both Castilian cities (taxes)and Castilian nobles (foreign nobles were appointed in important positions in government) • Carlos crowning as Emperor of the HRE alarmed many Castilians, who anticipated an absent king and a greater involvement in European affairs that would drain money, resources, and manpower from Castile Location of the Comuneros revolt in Castile. In purple, the cities and town declared in revolt. In green, the cities and towns loyal to Carlos I.
  • 3. Causes of the Comuneros Revolt • Castilians did not trust the foreign nobles that had great influence over Carlos and held the main positions in the government • Resources were sent from Castile to Flanders to secure Carlos’ power over there • The idea that the new king would sacrifice Castile over his imperial ambitions • Oposition to the increase in the exports of Castilian wool that would benefit Flanders’ manufacturers and damage Castilian industries
  • 4. Goals of the Comuneros Revolt • Limit Carlos’ power • Limit the nobles’ power and influence • Increase the participation of the Castilian cities in political decisions • Decrease taxes • Decrease the exports of wool to Flanders • Increase the protection of the Castilian textile industry
  • 5. Revolt of the Comuneros (1520 – 1521) • The revolt started in Toledo and spread to other cities, with the support of the nobles in the beginning • An agreement with the nobles allowed Carlos to defeat the revolt in 1521 • Changes in the government were introduced afterwards Batalla de Villalar, by Manuel Picolo López (19th century) http://hablemosdehistorias.blogspot.com.es/2 010_12_19_archive.html
  • 6. Revolt of the Comuneros Put these statements into the correct column in the table: BEFORE REVOLT AFTER REVOLT • Taxes on the Spanish bourgeoisie were spent outside Spain • He appointed Castillian nobles to the court • He spent more time in Spain • Carlos raised his son, Felipe, at the Spanish court • Government positions were given to nobles from Flanders • He spent a lot of time being Holy Roman Emperor Execution of the Comuneros leaders