Peter offered du Guesclin 200,000 gold coins and several towns, including Soria, Almazan, and Atienza to betray Henry. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The English Lake Poet Robert Southey was presented in 1818 with a copy of a five-act play by the novelist Ann Doherty, entitled Peter the Cruel, King of Castile and Leon.. A king was crowned against the gods directive. The dialogues and narrative are intriguing and the stunning betrayal in the end that changes everything in Faerie is worth mentioning. The English, who backed Peter, also remembered the king positively. Astrid One day I'm Royal Elite School's small fly, the next I'm hunted and left to die. Author Holly Black. He doesn't only shred my life to parts, but he's also coming after my heart. It became a fashion to speak of him as El Justiciero, the executor of justice (the Lawful). The Cruel King. The cortes of the city of Burgos recognized him as King of Castile. Strictly speaking, Peter was not defeated by Henry but by the opposing aristocracy; the nobles accomplished their objective of enthroning a weaker dynasty (the House of Trastámara), much more amenable to their interests. He was well read and a patron of the arts, and in his formative years he enjoyed entertainment, music and poetry. King Henry struck him again and again. But his moral superiority was reduced too by the violent means, including fratricides, by which he sought to suppress opposition; he at times was extremely despotic and unpredictable, even by the standards of his age. , From 1356 to 1366, Peter engaged in constant wars with Aragon in the "War of the Two Peters", in which he showed neither ability nor skill in his support of his English ally or Castilian interests in the Mediterranean against the French and Aragonese. King Maegor I Targaryen, infamously dubbed Maegor the Cruel, was the third king of the Targaryen dynasty to sit on the Iron Throne. The minister said, "I have served you loyally for 10 years and you do THIS?" The Wicked King picks up five months after Jude has successfully maneuvered Prince Cardan into becoming The High King of Elfhane. He caused so many harms and atrocities … Maria de Ayala, who with her mother had long careers at the, Diego de Castilla (1365-1440), whose grandson Pedro de Castilla y Fonseca "el mozo" was lover to the queen, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 18:31. But he disgusted his ally with his faithlessness and ferocity, as well as his failure to repay the costs of the campaign, as he had promised to do. Where as he with his owene hand slow thee. ". He failed to counter or check all the feudal powers that supported his rivals, however illegitimate and opposite to the principles of aristocracy they represented themselves. There once was a cruel king who enjoyed executing whoever he pleased. It became a fashion to speak of him as El Justiciero, the executor of justice (the Lawful). 22:19) “And Nov, the city of priests, he smote with the edge of a sword.” However, let’s say with start Pedro had it’s not surprising. Little did she know, the boy will turn her life around in ways she could never imagine. The Chancellor López de Ayala, the main source for Peter's reign, was the official chronicler of the Trastámara, a servant of the new rulers and of Peter's aristocratic adversaries. Peter, byname Peter the Cruel or Peter the Just, Spanish Pedro El Cruel or Pedro El Justiciero, (born August 30, 1334, Burgos, Castile [Spain]—died March 23, 1369, Montiel, France), celebrated king of Castile and Leon from 1350 to 1369, charged by his contemporary enemies with monstrous cruelty but viewed by later writers as a strong executor of justice. Add The Cruel Prince at Goodreads. Praise A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to The Cruel Prince (2018).