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Margaret of Parma : a Life.

Author: Charles R Steen
Publisher: Brill, 2013.
Series: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 174.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret of Parma, a natural child of Charles V, served her father through two marriages in Italy where she spent much of her life. She returned to the Netherlands to serve Philip II, her half-brother, as regent during the religious and political turmoil that became the Revolt against Spain. Her efforts at compromise infuriated Philip who replaced her with Alva who was sent to punish the provinces.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Margaret, of Austria Duchess of Parma; Margaret, of Austria Duchess of Parma
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Steen
ISBN: 1299830013 9781299830011 9789004257443 9004257446 9789004257450 9004257454
OCLC Number: 857711480
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: List of Ilustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One The Emperor's Daughter: A Political Offering; 1. A Child of the Netherlands; 2. The Medici Marriage; 3. The Farnese Marriage; 4. Duchess of Parma; Chapter Two Return to the Netherlands; 1. Meeting Philip II; 2. Choosing Margaret as Regent; 3. A New Court; Chapter Three Lost Illusions; 1. New Court, New Hopes, New Obstacles; 2. The Calvinist Challenge and the Conflict over Granvelle; Chapter Four Mingling Delight with Disaster; 1. "Strange, variable, and dangerous times"; 2. Extravagance in the Midst of Want. 3. The Segovia Woods LetterChapter Five The Confederate Spring; 1. Challenging Margaret; 2. Fatal Mission to Madrid; 3. The Effects of the Accord; 4. The Grip of Calvinism; Chapter Six The Calvinist Insurrection; 1. A Fury of Evil; 2. A New Accord; 3. Calculated Concessions; Chapter Seven Disordered and Hateful Times; 1. A Dexterous and Devious Response; 2. Margaret's Plan to Restore Order; 3. Counter-Attack; Chapter Eight Uneasy Victory; 1. Capturing Tournai; 2. Rejection; Chapter Nine Poisoned Peace; 1. Restoring Rule; 2. Royal Intransigence; Chapter Ten Disgrace, Torment, and Shame. 1. Resistance to Alva2. Futile Pleas to Philip II; Chapter Eleven Madama Margarita; 1. Talent and Energy Unbound; 2. Wasted Time in the Netherlands; 3. Final Years; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 174.

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Margaret of Parma, a natural child of Charles V, served her father through two marriages in Italy where she spent much of her life. She returned to the Netherlands to serve Philip II, her half-brother, as regent during the religious and political turmoil that became the Revolt against Spain. Her efforts at compromise infuriated Philip who replaced her with Alva who was sent to punish the provinces.

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