Luis I, un reinado breve y un debate constitucional

  1. Luis Núñez Boluda
Supervised by:
  1. José Cepeda Gómez Director
  2. Juan Manuel Carretero Zamora Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Year of defence: 2022

  1. Enrique Martínez Ruiz Chair
  2. Virginia León Sanz Secretary
  3. Francisco José Aranda Pérez Committee member
  4. Ángel Alloza Aparicio Committee member
  5. Remedios Morán Martín Committee member

Type: Thesis


This thesis is about king Luis I (1707 - 1724) and is developed two parts: The first one deals with his figure, from his birth to his death: his private life, specially his adolescence and the women who surrounded him; his public life as king and the activity of the Cabinet, as well as the parties, games and daily life; It also studies the iconography in painting, jewelry, numismatics... the King's house, its precedents, its structure and main functions; his last illness and death, as well as his funerals. The second one, on the abdication of the crown and its recovery by his father, Philip V; the real reasons for the abdication and its precedents; the legal texts are edited and the legal problems of the resignation are developed, as well as the different cases that have occurred in European history; our historical antecedents in the matter of minorities of age and incapacitation are described, the lack of a true model, the figures of the guardianship, regency and governorship; the different consultations to the Council of Castile and the Board of Theologians, to end up maintaining that there was not, legally, any argument for that recovery. This thesis ends with some brief conclusions where the reasons that have led the author to develop this historical figure, the scheme followed for it, and the theories that are maintained against the majority opinion are discussed,