Phillip II Spain; The Great Power 1556-98 Part 1

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  • Phillip II Spain the Great Power 1556-98
    • The Ottomans
      • Phillip aims mainly defensive
      • 1) Ottomans had strong hold in Eastern Med.
      • 2) Barabry pirates raided Spanish ships + coastlines
      • 3) Moriscos potential Fifth colum
      • 4) Phillip wasn't a crusader like Charles
      • 5) busy elsewhere + loaned finances
      • 1560: failed expedition on Toripoli, took Djerba which was lost
      • Failure leads to investing in Navy
    • Inheritance + Ambitions
      • Inherited Spain + Netherlands
      • Spread Catholicism to England
      • Married Bloody Mary for power
      • When Mary died, he tried to marry Elizabeth
      • Protect inheritance ( Spain, Netherlands, Mediterranean) against France and The Atlantic

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