Joanna was very happy to be back home and see Philip and her children after she was apart from them for over 1,5 year. Soon the problems between Philip and Joanna started again though. Philip had taken a mistress in his wife absence and Joanna was furious. She was so furious she actually attacked the girl with a pair of scissors.
Philip in return was angry that she had attacked his mistress and punished her instead of trying to work things out with her. For the first time he tries to really humiliate her by publicly going against her. This adds to Joanna’s anxiety and she gets depressed again. She refuses to eat as well. Philip refuses to share rooms with her and retreats to the room next to hers. Joanna slams her fists on the wall all night long crying out to Philip and his girlfriend that she beliefs is with him. Everyone is talking about them especially in Holland and Flanders, but even in Spain. Joanna’s parents are of course worried what will become of Joanna once her mother dies. Than Joanna will have to step up and act like a monarch with all the responsibilities that entails. Philip is playing with fire now. He may be able to dominate Joanna now that she is in Flanders, but he will need her help in the future if he wants to become the king of Spain.
fijne avond, vrienden! Hilde