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The prince and the Infanta

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On the night of 7th March 1623, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Buckingham knocked on the door of the British embassy in Madrid. Their unsolicited arrival began one of the most bizarre episodes in British history, as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne struggled to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride.;The prince's visit marked the end of a decade of high-level negotiation to secure a marriage between the leading Protestant and Catholic royal families and heal Europe's century-old division into warring Christian camps. The effort was a diplomatic disaster. It split political and religious opinion in Britain, alienated much of Italy and Germany, confused the Spaniards (who thought that the English crown was about to convert), and failed to secure a marriage or to resolve the Thirty Years' War.;Drawing on archival material from five countries, Glyn Redworth provides an explanation of this pivotal moment and tells a fascinating story of early modern politicking, cultural misunderstanding and religious confusion.

Book is in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Glyn Redworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300101988
ISBN-13:
9780300101980
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The prince and the Infanta

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On the night of 7th March 1623, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Buckingham knocked on the door of the British embassy in Madrid. Their unsolicited arrival began one of the most bizarre episodes in British history, as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne struggled to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride.;The prince's visit marked the end of a decade of high-level negotiation to secure a marriage between the leading Protestant and Catholic royal families and heal Europe's century-old division into warring Christian camps. The effort was a diplomatic disaster. It split political and religious opinion in Britain, alienated much of Italy and Germany, confused the Spaniards (who thought that the English crown was about to convert), and failed to secure a marriage or to resolve the Thirty Years' War.;Drawing on archival material from five countries, Glyn Redworth provides an explanation of this pivotal moment and tells a fascinating story of early modern politicking, cultural misunderstanding and religious confusion.

Book is in very good condition.

Author(s):
Glyn Redworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300101988
ISBN-13:
9780300101980
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The prince and the Infanta

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