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A Jesuit mission and papal intervention in Ireland in 1580 roused Burghley to anti
-Catholic action and to alarm over the intentions of Catholic Spain. The
assassination of William of Orange in 1584 and the knowledge of a planned
Disembarking in Spain at the end of September 1556, he moved to the
monastery of Yuste, which he had long ago selected as his final refuge, in early
February 1557, There he laid the groundwork for the eventual bequest of
Portugal to the ...
Charles II of Spain, detail of a portrait by Juan Carreno, c. 1685; in the
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna By courtesy of the Kunsthistorisches Museum
, Vienna perialism of Louis XIV, ended with the peace of Rijswijk in 1697; the
second, the ...
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