In the Lords’ year of of 1603, her majesty the Queen of England Elizabeth I, died.
And finally, a fuckyeah blog for the world's most misunderstood monarch hast arisen!
We all know Henry Tudor the Eight of England as the grotesque, red-headed and bearded womanizer that he became in the last 18 months of his life but my goal will be to bring the truth to all who chose to visit this blog and to prove that while he was a monarch, he was a man also with his own share of insecurities and a jaded childhood that influenced his reign perhaps more then it should have.
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January 16th in the Lords’ year of 1556, Philip II of Spain had his coronation. Philip was the son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain and Isabella of Portugal. His paternal bloodline was impressive to say the least, his great-grandparents were Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, his grandparents Juana the Mad and Philip the Handsome making Katherine of Aragon his great-aunt. Phillip would go onto be King of Spain, Portugal, Naples, Sicily and become Lord of the Seventeen Provinces after his father’s abdication of the throne. He would also briefly see the throne of England and Ireland during his second marriage to his second cousin, Mary I of England.
Upon Philip’s succession, Spain reached it’s peak of power and religious fanaticism. Philip felt it was his destiny and calling to wipe out the heretic Protestants, proven by the height of the Spanish inquisition that took place during his reign or Philip’s attempt to make war with England claim the throne that he felt was rightfully his through his marriage with Mary. Ultimately, Philip’s attempt to control Protestanism through his inquisition, armada and even controlling the Dutch Revolt failed and he left behind a mixed legacy.
It is easy for us to say that Philip was a bloodthirsty Catholic, power hungry and greedy. This he may have been depending on which part of the world you may hail. For Anglo-saxon nations or those nations of Anglo-saxon decent, Philip is often polarized after a result of many Anti-Spanish propaganda schemes. Who knows what is truth and what is false but I would like to ask my followers or those reading what you think. What is your personal opinion on Philip II? Were his actions admirable or just greedy? Please, remember to not judge these historical characters by today’s standards and float over towards the submission box!
January 15th in the Lords’ year of 1559, Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, had her coronation. After a strategically long wait since Mary’s death and burial on the 14th of December, 1558, Elizabeth’s celebrated accession began on the 14th of January. In a series of pageants, Elizabeth boasted about her strictly English genealogy (as opposed to Mary who was half Spanish through her mother) along with several other demonstrative pageant meant to display Elizabeth’s current and future greatness. Her actual coronation took place the next day and was a clever combination of Old Catholic Rituals and New Protestant Regulations to accommodate both Elizabeth’s personal beliefs and England’s Catholic population.