Tomé Pinheiro da Veiga’s Fastigínia is an extensive and sometimes rambling account by a Portuguese visitor to Valladolid at the time (1605) of the celebrations of the birth of the future Philip IV of Spain (and third of Portugal), and of the arrival and sojourn of an English embassy mandated to confirm the Anglo-Spanish peace.

Fastigínia in English (extracts)

Translation by Rui Carvallho Homem.

Uma embaixada inglesa em Valladolid
By Ernesto Rodrigues
Fastigínia in English, an ongoing project
Memoirs for a ‘Sunlit Doorstep’
By Rui Carvallho Homem