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

The English Catholics in exile in Europe created whatare known as ‘English Colleges’, Jesuit seminars where they were ordained to the priesthood, with the risky mission of secretly returning to their country to restore Catholicism. In Spain rose…

English Recusants learned to defend the authority of the Pope from works of controversy. The Catholic priest Nicholas Sanders (1531-1581), who obtained the help of Philip II to go to Ireland to promote the rebellion against Queen Elisabeth and…

This first nautical atlas in history served perfectly the purposes of invasion or plundering of the enemy coasts that the respective armadas of Philip II and Elizabeth I held for decades. It offered the navigator everything he needed to know about…

For the Spaniards, the long reign of Queen Elizabeth turned out to be a source of humiliation and outrages. The persecution of Catholics, the promotion of rebellion in the Netherlands, the detention of their treasure ships, the fall of the Armada,…

The divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon swerved the course of the Anglo-Spanish dynastic alliances. In this work, the papal historian Paolo Giovio, a contemporary, recounts the geography and history of England down to the Anglican schism.…

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 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…
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