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Philip II of Spain by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume

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Published by Scholarly Press in St. Clair Shores, Mich .
Written in English


  • Philip -- II, -- King of Spain, -- 1527-1598.,
  • Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598.

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Statementby Martin A. S. Hume.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 267 p.
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22151306M

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Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May – 13 September ) was King of Spain (–98), King of Portugal (–98, as Philip I, Portuguese: Filipe I), King of Naples and Sicily (both from ), and jure uxoris King of England and Ireland (during his marriage to Queen Mary I from to ).Father: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Philip III, –, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (–) and, as Philip II, king of Portugal (–); son and successor of Philip II of Spain. He was as pious as his father, but lacked his intelligence and capacity for work. Dec 23,  · A vast archive of documents, unread since the sixteenth century, revises the portrait of Spain’s best-known king Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I/5(33). Philip II was born on May 21, , in Valladolid, was the son of Charles V—the reigning Holy Roman emperor—and Isabella of was prepared to succeed Charles almost from birth. As a child, Philip sometimes received secret memoranda from his father reminding him of the responsibility he bore as his father’s successor and warning him to be wary of advisers.

Spain - Spain - Philip II: When Charles abdicated his various lands (–56), Philip II (–98) succeeded to all his father’s dominions except Germany. His empire in Europe, now without the imperial title, was still only a loose union of independent states recognizing the same head. Philip, a great traditionalist, was not the man to inspire his different subjects with a new unifying. King Philip II offered to get married Elizabeth of Valois. France. in She is the girl of Henry II. Queen Elizabeth of Spain gave King Philip II with two girls: Isabella Clara Eugenia. born in and Catherine Micaela. born in Queen Elizabeth died after a abortion in In King Philip II married his 4th married woman. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. King Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II) of Spain, also known as Philip the Prudent or Philip II of the House of Habsburg, was unarguably the most important ruler in Spanish history. It was under his reign that Spain reached the height of its influence and power, and also of its artistic, literary, and musical excellence.

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