Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Baeza (anc. Beatia), a town in the province of Jaen, Spain, situated on an eminence three miles from the river Guadalquivir. Under the Moors it was the capital of a kingdom and strongly fortified, some of the old gates and walls still remaining, but it was sacked and ruined in 1238.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”