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Plateau - Paterfamilias (Chap. 24)

President Pero stood down from the jeep. He had pondered the need for a pair of trumpeters, to herald his arrival; but decided against it. King Pero needed no ceremony, he got straight to work. 664 more words


4th wife's a charmer.

Anna of Austria, (1549 – 1580) married her Uncle Philip II to become the Queen Consort of Spain. She came from a long line of big-name royalty and many of her siblings were quite prominent as well. 255 more words

An analytical perspective on the ‘Armada Portrait’

Painted in 1588, the Armada Portrait sums up the devastating or triumphant events of the same year, depending on the view you take. Elizabeth I successfully fought off the Spanish Catholic threat that was openly supported by Pope Sixtus V and led by King Philip II. 50 more words

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