Philip of Spain, King of England: The Forgotten Sovereign

Thomas Penn writes:

It always comes as something of a surprise to remember that thirty years before the Armada, Philip of Spain was king of the country he later attempted to invade. What was more, he had been a new kind of king, the consort of England’s first ruling queen, and one to whom England had violently objected before he had even set foot there.

(LRB 5 April 2012)

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