ALVARO DE LUNA,
from a mere page became Grand Constable of Castile through the
favor of Juan II. He obtained unbounded power and wealth, but
earned the hatred of the nobles, who procured his abandonment
and execution by his King in 1453. His poems are characteristic
in their frivolous, daring manner of the age in which he flourished.
Some of his poetical work is to be found in the Cancionera
de Baena (edition of P.J. Pidal, Madrid, 1851).