Reassesses King Philip II's reputation as narrow-minded tyrant, describes the major events of his reign, and presents a more rounded depiction of his personality
A biography of the 16th-century Spanish king. Philip II was one of the greatest figures of Spanish history: a staunch Catholic who brought the weight of his office to bear against the northern Protestants, a patron of the arts, a master diplomat, and a soldier who conquered Holland and tried to invade Britain when their alliance collapsed. Kamen provides an exhaustively researched account of Philip's life, the first new biography of him in over 20 years.
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Subgenre: Europe / Spain + Portugal, General, Royalty, Historical