La Rodadora

It is not often that an ordinary person is selected by fate to play a snificant role in other people’s lives beyond the immediate family, and to have that unique life documented by official government agencies.

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But this is what befell Lucrecia de León (or more fully, Lucrecia Franco de León y Ordóñez) who in her teens experienced visions and prophetic dreams, then took on the importance of a female visionary.

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Hispania. Volume 75, Number 1, March 1992 Biblioteca Virtual

She became notorious when she predicted the death of the marquis of Santa Cruz, the commander of the Invincible Armada, and also the defeat of the Armada itself a full seven to eht months before the events occurred.

The purity of the samurai history and politics in Yukio

Her visions came to the attention of ambitious -and some politiy frustrated- clerics, who documented them on a daily basis, and circulated them in Philip II’s court attempting thereby to undermine his authority.

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