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Mary Tudor married Prince Philip I of Spain & then said that she was pregnant. In the 9th month of her pregnancy she still hadn’t given birth. Mary’s answer? She issued a decree that God had told her that her child wouldn’t be born until all of the Protestants were punished. 2 months later, hundreds of Protestants were extra crispy, but there was still no baby. Her thin frame finally left the castle & ordered the Nation to never speak about the pregnancy again. #historicaltyranny
Philip II of Spain was King of Spain and of Portugal. King of Naples and Sicily. Duke of Milan. During his marriage to Queen Mary I (1554–58), he was also King of England and Ireland. Lord of the Netherlands. His empire included territories on every continent then known to Europeans. The expression, "the empire on which the sun never sets," was coined during Philip's time to reflect the extent of his dominion.
PHILIP III WAS THE SON OF PHILIP II OF SPAIN AND ANNA OF AUSTRIA AND BECAME KING OF SPAIN AFTER HIS FATHER.
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)
Isabella, Queen of Castile and Spain - Spain - 1474: Heir to the throne of Castile, she wed Ferdinand II of Aragon, and they united Castile and Aragon into the empire of Spain. Her equal stake in rulership with Ferdinand brought stability to Spain and ushered in a golden age of prosperity that would last nearly a hundred years and see the Spanish empire expand to every corner of the globe. #womens #history #medieval era #powerful #latina #women in #politics