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Philip II of spain and Mary I of England

The marriage portrait of King Philip II of Spain and Queen Mary I of England, with their dogs.

Philip II-King of Spain and husband of Queen Mary I of England

Philip II of Spain,1554 – 1598, Anthonis Mor. (sender of the Spanish Armada)

Phillip of Spain, Husband of Mary l. Grand Nephew of Queen Catherine of Aragon.

Armor made by Pompeo della Cesa, Italian court armorer to Philip II of Spain, for use in tournaments fought on foot over a barrier, 1590 CE, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Anne of Austria, Queen of Spain (1549-80), Wife of Philip II of Spain (1527-98), by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish painter, 1553-1608)

Queen Isabella II of Spain

Winchester Cathederal: The chair that Mary Tudor used when she married Philip of Spain at The Cathedral in 1554.

Prince Phillip of Spain, husband of Queen Mary Tudor, great-nephew of Katerina de Aragon

Phillip II of Spain is connected to the Tudors in two important ways: (1) He married Mary Tudor, the older sister of Elizabeth I, who is known to history as Bloody Mary. They had no children. Some sources indicate that after Mary died, Phillip had his eye on marrying Elizabeth, but she wouldn't go for it. No wonder -- he wasn't exactly a loving husband to Mary. Then, (2) years later, Phillip sent the Armada to invade England and kick Elizabeth off the throne because she was a heretic (i.e., s...

Marie Antoinette by Stmarygypsy, via Flickr