SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 27. Felipe II

Felipe II (Philip II), probably most famous for his ambitious attempt to invade England with his Armada, is one of the most important rulers in the history of Spain if only because he led the country when it was basically at its height as a global power. We look at all the challenges he had to handle as he built a faraway residence in the mountains outside Madrid, El Escorial. Listen and learn more. 

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