Netflix’s Gambito de Dama series has brought Chess to the mouths of the world. This television adaptation of the book of the same name is one of the most watched and was based on memorable games of this modality to give a special taste to the plot. As might be expected, chess exploded and board sales soared
The curious thing is that Chess, coming from Asia, when it arrives in Europe, has undergone several changes. In the unified Spanish kingdoms, both Isabel I and her husband D. Fernando were fervent supporters of this game. Isabel will not have admitted that a representation of the court did not have a female play. And since she was a woman with a firm hand and great character, she forced the queen to be introduced and that she could walk wherever she wanted and as many houses as she wanted.
And so it was.
It is likely that members of the court were not very much in agreement with Elizabeth I’s views, but no one had the courage to point out her displeasure. I could…