In Fuenteovejuna, Lope de Vega collects the events that occurred in this town in 1476, when there was a general uprising of the people before the injustice exercised by Fernán Gómez de Guzmán, commander of the order of Calatrava, who ended up executing the inhabitants, who pleaded guilty in block to avoid personal reprisals. It is a dramatized story of universal encouragement that under the motto «Fuenteovejuna, all to one …», exemplifies the cohesion of a collective against tyrannical forces. The Catholic kings absolved the entire people, and not only for their understanding of the facts, but because the aforementioned Gomez de Guzman was rather in favor of Juana la Beltraneja as the successor of Henry IV, in opposition to the succession of Isabella the Catholic. Here, Lope de Vega reflects the values of the ordinary man in a dimension subject to the dignity and honor of a community, since it does not enter into the political details of the real events.
(Description has been translated into English, Book edition is in Spanish)