Philip V of Spain: The King Who Reigned Twice Henry Kamen

ISBN: 9780300087185

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288 pages


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Philip V of Spain: The King Who Reigned Twice  by  Henry Kamen

Philip V of Spain: The King Who Reigned Twice by Henry Kamen
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Philip V, who reluctantly assumed the Spanish throne in 1700, was the first of the Bourbon dynasty which continues to rule Spain today. His 46-year reign, briefly curtailed in 1724 when he abdicated in favour of his short-lived son, Louis I, was oneMorePhilip V, who reluctantly assumed the Spanish throne in 1700, was the first of the Bourbon dynasty which continues to rule Spain today.

His 46-year reign, briefly curtailed in 1724 when he abdicated in favour of his short-lived son, Louis I, was one of the most important in the countrys history. This account is the first biography of Philip V in English. Drawing on contemporary opinion and fresh archival sources, Kamen discusses Philips character, decisions and policies. He offers a new assessment of the kings illness (which led earlier historians to view Philip as mad) and re-evaluates the role of his two wives.

Kamens account of Philip as king also provides an essential introduction to the study of early eighteenth-century Spain and the Bourbon monarchy.--BOOK JACKET.



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