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Easy Podcast: La monja alférez

Catalina de Erauso was a nun in seventeenth-century Spain who escaped her convent and practically lived the rest of her life as a man.

Under a male identity, Catalina served in the King’s army and rose to the rank of ensign (alférez) thanks to her bravery and fighting skills.

Click play to hear the fascinating story of la monja alférez!

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