Prince Charles and the Spanish Marriage: 1617-1623: A Chapter of English History, Founded Principally Upon Unpublished Documents in this Country, and in the Archives of Simancas, Venice, and Brussels, Volume 2

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Hurst and Blackett, 1869 - Great Britain - 488 pages
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