© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Medieval Encounters 12,1 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Archivo Histórico Nacional (Madrid). Inquisición. Valencia, leg. 533 (10), fol. [5r]. Future references to Tecla’s trial will be indicated by the folio number in parentheses. Bracketed folio numbers refer to my own numbering of the part of the trial that cor- responds to Tecla’s account of her visions and to her sentence. Unbracketed folio num- bers refer to the inquisitorial notary’s numbering of the part of the trial that contains the examination of the defendant and the testimony of the witnesses. 2 The widow Conilleres testifying in December 1495 declared that Tecla had stayed in her house when she arrived from Tarragona two and a half years previously (fol. 6r). TECLA SERVENT AND THE BORGIAS RONALD E. SURTZ Princeton University ABSTRACT Several prophecies of the late ﬁ fteenth-century visionary Tecla Servent involved her in the politics of her day. When the Duke of Gandía took a wife, his mother-in- law and later the Duchess herself sent for Tecla and asked her to pray that God bless the marriage with children. In one of her ensuing visions, Tecla saw the Lord place a child
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Published: Jan 1, 2006
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