21.7.10

The Spanish Armada and the Black Legend

...Modern English historians, who should know better, cannot escape bias in their portrayal of Philip. David Howarth declares unapologetically at the start of his Armada history, distinguished for its nautical detail, that he finds Philip "altogether unworthy of admiration," a remarkable comment for a solid historian to make about this great monarch of the 16th century... more at
Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation

Vivate Christus Rex,
Brantigny

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