History Of The Reign Of Philip The Second, King Of Spain (volume 1) by William Hickling PrescottHistory Of The Reign Of Philip The Second, King Of Spain (volume 1) by William Hickling Prescott

History Of The Reign Of Philip The Second, King Of Spain (volume 1)

byWilliam Hickling Prescott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Excerpt: ... Charles's attention in his retirement, singularlyenough, was the financial. "It has been my constant care," he writes to Philip, "in all my letters to your sister, to urge the necessity of providing you with funds,--since I can be of little service to you in any other way."*7 His interposition, indeed, seems to have been constantly invoked to raise supplies for carrying on the war. This fact may be thought to show that those writers are mistaken who accuse Philip of withholding from his father the means of maintaining a suitable establishment at Yuste. Charles, in truth, settled the amount of his own income; and in one of his letters we find him fixing this at twenty thousand ducats, instead of sixteen thousand, as before, to be paid quarterly and in advance.38 That the payments were not always punctually made may well be believed in a country where punctuality would have been a miracle. Charles had more cause for irritation in the conduct of some of those functionaries with whom he had to deal in his financial capacity. Nothing appears to have stirred his bile so much at Yuste as the proceedings of some members of the board of trade at Seville. "I have deferred sending to you," he writes to his daughter, the regent, "in order to see if, with time, my wrath would not subside. But, far from it, it increases, and will go on increasing till I learn that those who have done wrong have atoned for it. Were it not for my infirmities," he adds, "I would go to Seville myself, and find out the authors of this villany and bring them to a summary reckoning."3* "The emperor orders me," writes his secretary, Gaztelu, "to command that the offenders be put in irons, and, in order to mortify them the more, that they be carried, in broad daylight, to Simancas, and there lodged, not in towers or chamb...
Title:History Of The Reign Of Philip The Second, King Of Spain (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217929370

ISBN - 13:9780217929370