When Rizal’s Love Was Forced to Marry Another….
They hid their love for eleven years, and kept correspondence during Rizal’s many trips.
Her mother eventually caught on and, disapproving, hid Rizal’s letters from her. Believing that he no longer loved her she was eventually convinced (in Ocampo’s opinion “forced”) to marry Henry Kipping, one of the engineers of the Manila-Dagupan Railway (Ferrocarril de Manila).
On her wedding day to Kipping Leonor did something so sad and beautiful I’m surprised there isn’t more art inspired by it….
[Ambeth Ocampo, The Rizal Lectures]
Critical Filipino History
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