El Conde-Duque de Olivares

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Espasa-Calpe, 1953 - Spain - 264 pages
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Under Philip IV, his minister Olivares, descendant from one of Spain’s oldest noble families, tried to attach Portugal and Catalonia closely to the Spanish crown. Insurrections in the two countries were the consequence of this plan and raised the beginning of Spain’s decline. Read full review

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