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The Reign of Charles V
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The Reign of Charles V

By William S Maltby

This book is in very good + condition. There is little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The pagoes are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "The child who would become the Emperor Charles V was born in the Prinsenhof at Ghent on 24 February, 1500. The building itself has long since been destroyed. The boy's parentage - if he survived to adulthood in that age of high infant mortality - guaranteed him an exalted position, but there was no way to predict that by the age of 21 he would rule much of the known world. That outcome was the result not merely of his own survival, but of a series of tragedies within his family. Genealogy makes poor reading, but the reign of Charles V cannot be understood without it. Every-thing he had or would become was his by heredity, and marital politics formed by the basis of his rule...." - Chapter One from The Reign of Charles V

$16.04

Carlos
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Carlos

By John Langdon-Davies

This book is in good condition.There is a large amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. There are stains and markings on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards. There are red markings on the inside of the front cover board and the front end page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the rest of the pages are clear of markings. "On November 6th 1661, a Sunday, as she sat down to her midday meal, the Queen of Spain, Dona Mariana, felt certain symptoms which she had been expecting for two anxious days. She left the table and hurried to the Tower Chamber, which had been prepared for the event. The royal collection of sacred relics occupied every corner, the three thorns from Christ's crown, one of the nails from His Cross, a fragment of the Cross itself, a piece of Our Lady's mantel, and dozens of treasures only less rare. To these had been added other very special ones, known to be helpful on such occasions. Father Juan de Ojalvo had hurried to Madrid with the walking-stick of Santo Domingo, Abbot of Silos; and from San Juan de Ortega's convent, his miraculous belt had been brought by the Prior himself...." - Chapter One from Carlos:The King Who Would Not Die

$25.17