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The Great Favourite: The Duke of Lerma and the Court and Government of Philip III of Spain, 1598-1621 (Studies in Early Modern European History)

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Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, Duke of Lerma (1553-1625) is the last major unknown statesman in modern European history. Patrick Williams brings him dramatically to life and challenges the assumptions that historians have made about him and about Spanish history at a time of profound crisis, inviting a re-evaluation of the phenomenon of government by favorites in this semina ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 15th 2010 by Manchester University Press (first published July 24th 2007)
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