Tags » King Philip II

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

United Kingdom

Detail from the "Zuniga Map" of Virginia, featuring Jamestown and James Fort, circa 1608

From The Encyclopedia Virginia, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities:

“The Zúñiga chart, a manuscript map of the Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater Virginia, features the bay’s major rivers, the location of Jamestown and James Fort, and the locations of sixty-eight Indian villages. 32 more words

Bill (Review)

“All the world’s a stage.”

Personally, I prefer my stage to be much smaller. About the size of my one bedroom flat, ideally. 807 more words

Alexander the Great

ON THIS DATE in 338 BC, eighteen-year-old Alexander the Great, led the left wing of the Macedonian army to victory over Thebes at the Battle of Chaeronea. 64 more words

From the Heroism of the Knights of Malta (1565) to the Victory at the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

Hacienda Pub: The Galleys at Lepanto by Jack Beeching (1982) is a marvelous book, so well researched and mellifluously narrated as to read almost as a fairy tale or an epic romance of yore, elegantly scribed in poetic prose. 86 more words


¿Qué pasa en España?

What’s going on in Spain? This past weekend was full of exploration and nature. I hiked a part of the Camino de Santiago, watched movies at the Horror Film Festival, and enjoyed a bike ride through San Sebastian. 466 more words

The King's Remains: Philip II of Macedonia Identified Decades After Initial Discovery

He was Alexander the Great’s father and the King of Macedonia, but King Philip II was also a victim of history as the King’s remains had yet to be “confirmed” until last week. 200 more words