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Show Notes: Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

Tracy Wilson

18th century engraving of the murder of Ines de Castro Prisma/UIG via Getty Images
18th century engraving of the murder of Ines de Castro Prisma/UIG via Getty Images

Pedro I of Portugal was crowned in 1357, at which point he'd survived both his wife Constanza and her lady-in-waiting Inês. But it was Inês, not his wife, he continued to grieve over — which led to her being crowned posthumously.

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