“In the room where Eboli died, a cell with an ornate grille, located on the first floor in the right wing of the building, the National Wheat Service has set up his office; there are piles of cereal on the floor and scales for weighing the sacks”. Journey to the Alcarria, Camilo Jose Cela. Ana Mendoza de la Cerda has gone down in history as very influential politically. In portraits she has an eye patch, what suggests she had a problem in one of her eyes. This defect only appears in written documentation (and very discreetly) after the 18th century.