Philip II, King of Spain
Standard Name: Philip II,, King of Spain
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Basset|
|Literary Setting||Emma Robinson||
This was set in the days when the Dutch Protestants in the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium and part of northern France), led by William of Orange (that is, William the Silent, 1533-84), rebelled...
|Textual Features||Elizabeth Boyd|
|Textual Features||Catherine Gore|
|Textual Features||Kate O'Brien||
The novel centres on an actual historical character, Ana, Princess of Eboli, also known as Ana de Mendoza (familiar to admirers of Verdi 's opera Don Carlo as Princess Eboli), a Spanish great lady of...
|Textual Features||Mrs F. C. Patrick|
|Textual Production||Jean Plaidy|
Philip II acquired Portugal to add to the possessions of the Spanish crown; Portugal and its overseas possessions remained Spanish until 1640.
By the end of August 1588
The attempted invasion of England by Philip II 's Spanish Armada was defeated.