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government of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain

H. G. Koenigsberger

government of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain

a study in the practice of empire.

by H. G. Koenigsberger

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Published by Staples Press in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination227p.,23cm
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19755236M

For the first nine years of his reign, he pursued a highly aggressive set of policies, aiming to deliver a 'great victory'. She died inher only surviving son being the later Philip III. But following the Pacification of Ghent inpoorly fed and poorly nourished Spanish troops, formerly considered invincible, especially after the successful campaign against the Ottomans, mutinied. All the business of government, Philip instructed, was to arrive in writing and be channeled through Lerma before reaching him.

An affectionate father to his daughters, he lived an austere and dedicated life. This union was deemed illegitimate by English Catholics, who did not recognize divorce and who claimed that Mary, Queen of Scotsthe Catholic great-granddaughter of Henry VIIwas the legitimate heir to the throne. This view has recently been challenged by revisionist historians. It marked also the beginning of a period of peace between the Pope and Philip, as their European interests converged, although political differences remained and diplomatic contrasts eventually re-emerged. Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, remained staid in the face of mounting evidence of financial and political corruption. The Holy League lost 60 ships 30 galleys and 20, men, and Giovanni Andrea Doria could barely escape with a small vessel.

Mary died in without children. However, while France was divided by regional states, it had a single Estates-General. I am sure your Highness will have had more recent news from the Duke of Alva, who has taken the field with an excellent army and has penetrated so far into the Pope's territory that his cavalry is raiding up to ten miles from Rome, where there is such panic that the population would have run away had not the gates been closed. In a peace treaty was signed with the Ottomans. Yet Philip's reign as a whole was not a failure.


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government of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain by H. G. Koenigsberger Download PDF Ebook

It would not end until all the leading protagonists, including himself, had died. The myth of "Turkish invincibility" was becoming a popular story, causing fear and panic among the people. These surveys helped the Spanish monarchy to govern these overseas conquests more effectively.

On Oct. As Spain plunged into disaster, a Golden Age in Spanish literature developed, despite censorship. Presiding over a sharply divided conservative class structure, the Church and the upper classes were exempt from taxation to be expected, considering their lack of parliamentary powers while the tax burden fell disproportionately on the classes engaged in trade, commerce, and industry.

They must never seek to use it. Aside from draining state revenues for failed overseas adventurism, the domestic policies of Philip II exacerbated Spanish decline.

Philip II and Laws of the Indies

Government of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain book Marquis of Villafrancaas governor of Milangovernment of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain book exercised his own considerable judgement on foreign policy.

Some evidence shows this, but it was probably too much eating and drinking that killed Don Carlos. His son, Felipe, 46, succeeded him. It was government of Sicily under Philip II ofSpain book no means a slaughter; it was a tightly fought battle, but the Spanish were caught in an awkward position and were forced back into retreat.

In he sent a fleet of vessels, the Spanish Armadato lead an invasion. InHenry agreed to convert to Catholicism; this caused most French Catholics to rally to his side against the Spanish forces. War across Navarre continued until Treaties of Madrid and Cambrai. After the death of Suleiman the Magnificent inthe Turkish advance on Mediterranean continued in with the Turks capturing the Venetian island of Cyprus — the last Christian outpost in the region.

After the victory over the French at St. The military intervention in France thus ended in a disappointing fashion for Philip, as it failed to either oust Henry from the throne or suppress Protestantism in France.

This allowed Spain to continue its military efforts, but led to an increased dependency on the precious metals. Aside from reducing state revenues for overseas expeditions, the domestic policies of Philip II further burdened Spain, and would, in the following century, contribute to its decline.

InTurkish admiral Piyale Pasha captured the Balearic Islandsespecially inflicting great damage on Menorca and enslaving many, while raiding the coasts of the Spanish mainland. Authority was administered by local agents appointed by the crown and viceroys carried out instructions of the crown.

In SeptemberCharles became ill again; by 28 September he was no longer able to eat and Portocarrero persuaded him to alter his will in favour of Louis XIV's grandson, Philip of Anjou. The flow of income from the New World proved vital to his militant foreign policy, but nonetheless his exchequer several times faced bankruptcy.

Many Spaniards blamed Aznar's staunch support of the U. These defaults were just the beginning of Spain's economic troubles as its kings would default six more times in the next 65 years. However, foreign observers such as the Marquess of Torcy reported his mental capacities remained intact.

Henry IV of France was also able to use his propagandists to identify the Catholic faction with a foreign enemy Philip and Spaindamaging the Catholic cause in France somewhat. His methods have become famous. His death led to the accession of his year-old son Francis IIwho in turn soon died.

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Sep 28,  · Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II de Habsburgo; Portuguese: Filipe I) (May 21, – September 13, ) was the first official King of Spain from untilking of Naples and Sicily from untilKing of England (co-regent with Mary I) from toKing of Portugal and the Algarves (as Philip I) from until and.Jul 30,  · Pdf.

King Philip II of Spain, also known as Philip the Prudent, ruled one of the world's largest empires. His reign as Spain's king began the Golden Age, a period of great cultural growth in.Philip, in download pdf prime of his life, by Giacomo Antonio Moro.

Spain became the dominant power in Europe in ; its formerly independent provinces united in the same year that explorer Christopher Columbus (–) made his historic voyage to the New World. This year also marked the beginning of Spain’s colonial empire. Spain’s army quickly.Mar ebook,  · The decline of Spain was not ebook.

Philip II had seriously drained Spain’s resources and Philip III had inherited his father’s legacy. The fear of such bodies such as the Inquisition had dwindled as intellectuals openly discussed Spain’s plight and analysed the reasons for this. It was stated in the open that the Spain of the C17th was not as strong as the Spain in the C16th.