Juana Giovanna Maria Elizabeth von Habsburg (1564-1629) was princess of two countries, Spain and England, since she was daughter to Queen Katherine of England and King Philip of Spain.
She grew up in England, but spoke Spanish fluently. Her father seemed to care little about his daughter, as he called her a "bastard", which was - in fact - exactly what she was. Unlike her younger sister, she remained positive about her mother until her death, refusing to believe the overwhelming evidence of the Queen's scandalism, rotten personality and awful decisions. Not because she really thought her mother was great, but because she was afraid of the truth, unlike Agnes. Joan was a talented strategist and smart student who always was deciplined and busy, having little time on her hands. She distracted herself from being the "bastard princess" by reading and writing. Joan had little to no bond with her father, and Katherine refused to consider building one, since she wholeheartedly hated King Philip after the First Nobles' War.
Heiress to the throne Edit
Throughout most of her life, she knew she would never rule anything, due being the last in the queue: after Robert and Anne in England, and after Carlos in Spain. She was wrong, as Carlos died in 1568, making her the first heir to the throne. Many Spaniards tried to assassinate her, including the infamous Enrique de la Vega, who was known to be the best archer of Europe, and Ceciley Léon, Celia e Diamanti's true name after discovering so in Valladolid, where she met the priest who left her in Venice.
When King Philip died in 1598, Joan aged 34 became Queen of Castile, Naples, the Spanish Americas, Aragon, and Portugal, usually referred to as Spain and South America. Four years later, Katherine died too, leaving Robert to power. He divided the empire, leaving Joan with Santiago and the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. Her reign took 31 years before she died of smallpox in 1629. She left thee children - Alexander, Henry and Penelope Amyot with Ambroisse Amyot, Duke of Lourdes. After her death, Spain an South America were passed on to Alexander, Santiago and the Netherlands to King Robert of England, and Loudes remained in Ambroisse's hands, to be succeeded by Alexander shortly after.