Juana la Loca

Princess Isabella,
John, Catherine and Maria,

to accompany their sisterJoan
as she sets out
on her greatjourney to Flanders.

Laredo, August, 1496.
Be a good girl, Catherine.
I'll be thinking about you.
God chose to make me
Queen of Castile.

My people have crossed the seas
in search of another world.

Yet the sea is still a mystery to me.
I am too old to undertake a voyage.
So you will never come to see me.
My duty is to your father
and to Castile,

as your duty will be
to Philip of Habsburg,

to Burgundy and to Flanders.
I shall obey you, Mother.
I know that my life, like yours,
requires greater endeavor