The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth (volume 3)

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byWilliam Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... BOOK VI. CHAPTER I. DOMESTIC AFFAIRS OF SPAIN. internal Administration of Spain.--Absolute Power of the Crown.--Royal Councils.--Alva and Ruy Gomez.--Espinosa.--Personal Habits "of Philip".--Court and Nobles.--The Cortes.--The Guards of Castile. Seventeen years had now elapsed since Philip the Second ascended the throne of his ancestors,--a period long enough to disclose the policy of his government, longer, indeed, than that of the entire reigns of some of his predecessors. In the previous portions of this work the reader has been chiefly occupied with the foreign relations of Spain, and with military details. It is now time to pause, and, before plunging anew into the stormy scenes of the Netherlands, to consider the internal administration of the country and the character and policy of the monarch who presided over it. The most important epoch in Castilian history since the great Saracen invasion in the eighth century is the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, when anarchy was succeeded by law, and from the elements of chaos arose that beautiful fabric of order and constitutional liberty which promised a new era for the nation. In the assertion of her rights, Isabella, to whom this revolution is chiefly to be attributed, was obliged to rely on the support of the people. It was natural that she should requite their services by aiding them in the recovery of their own rights,--especially of those which had been usurped by the rapacious nobles. Indeed, it was the obvious policy of the crown to humble the pride of the aristocracy and abate their arrogant pretensions. In this it was so well supported by the commons that the scheme perfectly succeeded. By the depression of the privileged classes and the elevation of the people, the different orders were brought...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... BOOK VI. CHAPTER I. DOMESTIC AFFAIRS OF SPAIN. internal Administration of Spain.--Absolute Power of the Crown.--Royal Councils...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217349978

ISBN - 13:9780217349970

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