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Imprudent King : a new life of Philip II
Imprudent King : a new life of Philip II
Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-2014
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Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but also the most infamous king in English history: the man who launched the Spanish Armada was the same man who attempted the assassination of Elizabeth Tudor. This biography of Europe's most powerful sixteenth-century monarch begins with his conception (1526) and ends with his ascent to heaven (1603), two occurrences surprisingly well-documented by contemporaries. Geoffrey Parker draws on decades of research and a recent, extraordinary archival discovery - a trove of 3000 documents in the vaults of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, unread since crossing Philip's own desk.
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New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
Collation:
356 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780300196535 (hbk)
Dewey class:
946.043092946.043092PHI
Language:
English
BRN:
1666758
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