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    King Philip II of Spain an Absolute Monarch Philip II of Spain was born May 21, 1527 in Valladolid Spain , he was the son of The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. Philip II became king before his father died in 1556 and inherited Naples, the Netherlands, Sicily and Milan from his father. He ruled one of the most powerful empires that shaped him into an absolute monarch. During his reign Spain began their Golden Age. They had notable advances in literature, music and art(Goodman). Philip II was a devoted Catholic king. During his reign he wanted greatly to make England a Catholic country again. In 1588, Philip II in an attempt to show his absolute power sent the Spanish Armada to invade England and overthrow protestant…

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    Philip II of Spain also known as Philip the Prudent was born in Spain on the 21st of May, 1527 in the province of Valladolid. And he died in 1598. He was the son of Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain, Charles V and Queen Isabella of Portugal. And Philip II was a strong catholic King of Spain who led the inquisition again the protestants. His reign as Spain’s king began in the Golden Age in the year of 1556 till 1598. However, his reign saw the economical problem and declined of Spain, which…

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    Philip II of Spain was a dignified king who sought to achieve the best for his country. However, during his reign as king, King Philip II was unrightfully murdered one night. The group of people who ended the king’s life all had one similarity. They all had a list of motives to backup why they plotted against the King of Spain. These motives fueled the hatred burning within the assassins lead them to conspire against Philip and ultimately kill him. To seek revenge William of Orange, Antonio…

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    the world. King Philip II of Spain was now filthy rich due to exploration of the New World. During this time Spain had control of the Spanish Netherlands who he had forced to become Catholic; however, these people wanted independence and had become Protestants in secret. During this time the English had begun to help Dutch Protestants and this maddened King Philip II. In 1587 Elizabeth I had Mary, Queen of Scots, executed; Mary was a Catholic who had said if she became the ruler of England it…

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    King Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV of France were great rulers of their time, ruling similarly but different, with each one of their ways reflected in their palaces. Both of these rulers felt a strong need to exercise and flaunt their power and wealth among their people and other countries, building large and extravagant palaces to show it. Although both of them did show their extreme wealth in their palaces, Louis XIV was by far more extravagant in this as seen in his brightly colored walls…

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    Spain was influential and powerful during the eighteenth century in Europe. Charles II ruled the Spanish throne from 1665 until his death in 1700—just five days shy of his 39th birthday. Although he took the throne young, Europe anxiously awaited his death because of his declining health. Not only was he ill, he was unable to produce an heir, despite the fact he was married twice. Thomas James Dandalet accentuates the detriment that King Charles II imposed on Spain in his book Spanish Rome: …

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    Philip was a Catholic and the Dutch was protestant and the Dutch resisted not only the new taxation, and the Spanish way of adminaration . A war began and national identity developed in the Netherlands during this war. In 1581, the Union of Utrecht proclaimed independence from Spain but finally in 1648 the Spanish recognized the independence. Despite all the war destructions and hardships, the Dutch started to rise. They were good sailors and traders, setting up trading links everywhere. The…

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    The Spanish Armada was a massive fleet of ships that was sent by Philip II to invade England. England at that time was protestant and Philip II, who was a devoted Catholic, felt that it was his duty to bring England back to Roman Catholic. When Queen Elizabeth I of England refused to punish her “sea dogs” including Sir Francis Drake for attacking Spanish ships, Philip finally sent out the Armada, made up of 130 ships and 2500 guns. Spain was undoubtedly the greatest power at that time and…

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    • Catherine de Medicis- regent after Francis II died for Charles IX- Younger son • Tried to reconcile protestant and catholic factions • 1562 January edict- granted protestants freedom to worship publicly outside towns and privately in them • March 1562 toleration ended when duke of guise massacred worshipers at vassy in champagne • Crown supported catholic side of conflict • Peace of saint- Germain-en-laye-durning 1st French war of religion ( April 1562-March 1563) • Ended 3rd phase of war…

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    Historically, Gibraltar has not always been a British Territory. In 1704, The Grand Alliance ( made up of England, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, and other smaller European nations) captured Gibraltar during the War of Spanish Succession. The War of Spanish Succession decided who would become the newest King of Spain after Charles II died without an heir. Spain and France backed King Louis XIV of France’s grandson, Philip, to take over as king. The rest of Europe’s royalty was mainly from the…

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