SPANISH HISTORY 101 (ep. 25) – Carlos V and the Universal Monarchy

It’s the early decades of the 16th Century and Spain has gone from a handful of small kingdoms to an emerging world power. The first global empire. For 40 years, one man, Carlos (Charles) V, will launch a vision of universal monarchy as well as contend with numerous enemies who see him as nothing but a threat to their interests. And let’s not forget the rise of Protestantism. Listen and learn more. 

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