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Published on November 20, 2007

Author: Mr.J

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For our class on Absolute monarchs. A brief intro before we start reading. Works well with the movie Elizabeth the Golden Years

Absolute Monarchs Spain – Phillip II

Background Spain was part of the “Hapsburg Empire” Hapsburgs were a family in Europe Through various marriages they acquired large amounts of land Controlled Spain, parts of modern day Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Sicily, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, the Americas Ruled by Charles V of Austria Realized it was too unwieldy and split it up when he died. His son, Phillip II got Spain, the Netherlands, part of Italy and possessions in the Americas His brother, Ferdinand, got Austria, parts of German, Poland, France

Spain was part of the “Hapsburg Empire”

Hapsburgs were a family in Europe

Through various marriages they acquired large amounts of land

Controlled Spain, parts of modern day Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Sicily, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, the Americas

Ruled by Charles V of Austria

Realized it was too unwieldy and split it up when he died.

His son, Phillip II got Spain, the Netherlands, part of Italy and possessions in the Americas

His brother, Ferdinand, got Austria, parts of German, Poland, France

 

 

I hate Calvinists! Those rotten Dutch! We’re Not Spanish!!! I will wage war against those Dutch Calvinists!

 

So How Will He Pay For This War??? Simple: Use the riches he finds in the Americas. Problem: English “pirates” keep attacking his ships and stealing his gold Solution: Ask the Queen of England (Elizabeth I) to put and end to the pirates Problem: The Queen of England is secretly paying the pirates! They work for her!! What is a poor monarch to do?

Simple: Use the riches he finds in the Americas.

Problem: English “pirates” keep attacking his ships and stealing his gold

Solution: Ask the Queen of England (Elizabeth I) to put and end to the pirates

Problem: The Queen of England is secretly paying the pirates! They work for her!!

What is a poor monarch to do?

Hola! Look at all of this gold we found!! Arrrg!! “Sea Dogs” Attack!! Oh NO! English Pirates!

I will invade England and put an end to these pirate attacks And while I am at it, I will kill that protestant queen of theirs too!

The Armada Sets Out

We are all jammed up! Get out of The way! Watch where You are going! Never mess with Drake you Spanish Pansies!! Aaargh!

 

 

Drake harasses Armada Drake attacks Armada Drake attacks Armada Armada calls off invasion Armada hit by giant storm Most of Armada destroyed in storm. The rest limp home Armada takes on supplies to invade England                                               

Results Beginning of the end of Spanish Empire Rise of English power Leads to English - Dutch problems

Beginning of the end of Spanish Empire

Rise of English power

Leads to English - Dutch problems

Philip II 1556-1598 Ruled religion Personal Goals result result Results Armada destroyed Related to: results Fought Why? who? Why? who? Why? who?

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