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Entry for 8 Dec 1588. UVa Matriculation Book, AUVa-LIB 33, 1588-1601. Subject: Law.

After the Peace of Westphalia (1648) and following the end of the English Civil Wars, Spain and England begin their respective histories as modern states: politics are now separated from religion and both enjoy independent sovereignties. The engraved…

This chronicle on the ancient history of Spain and compendium of that of Castile down to the reign of King Juan II was commissioned by Isabella the Catholic. Fol. 92r (col. 2) reports the landing in Galicia of John of Gaunt with his troops. It was…

"La Junta que con orden de Magestad viene acompañando al Serenísimo Prinçipe de gales me a mandado scriva a V.s. que muchos de los que vienen acompañando a su Alteza van muy faltos de carruaje y el que traen ..."

By the Treaty of Bayonne of 1388, Catherine of Lancaster became wife to Prince Henry, heir to the throne of Castile, and first Princess of Asturias in history. The later Queen Consort of Henry III of Castile and regent of the kingdom during the…

This Defense of the Catholic faith against the errors of Anglicanism, by Francisco Suárez, was published in response to the controversy raised by the proclamation and defense made by James I of his Oath of Allegiance (1606), through which he tried to…

This History of the Scottish people by Hector Boece, which reconstructs the political and ecclesiastical history of Scotland up to 1438, was one of the first to be published. It was read all over Europe, including Spain, with great success. The note…
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