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Politics, Government, and Law

 Subject
Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Charles V letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293031]
Identifier: Vault MSS 746
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on parchment to the Emperor's son, Philip II. The item is an instruction to Philip that he can trust Ferdinand I but not the "Bishop of Madrid." Charles warns Philip of the "seditions" in France and orders him to keep the borders of Spain protected. The letter concludes with words of farewell and blessing adjacent to the Emperor's symbol.

Gregory XIII letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293171]
Identifier: Vault MSS 754
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum addressed to Philip II of Spain. The item explains that king Sebastian of Portugal left no heirs and therefore Philip II, Sebastian's uncle, would be the appropriate choice as a successor to the throne of Portugal. Philip II includes an addendum on the item explaining that the pope is actually serving his own needs by desiring to put a Catholic king on the throne of Portugal.

Letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293064]
Identifier: Vault MSS 761
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum written in Latin from the court of justice in Spain. The item is addressed to Philip II and requests his signature of approval for the execution of two men condemned for conspiring against the king and the Church. The names of the men are Francisco de Cordoba and Leonardo Sorbieca.

King of Spain Philip II military communique

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233293130]
Identifier: Vault MSS 749
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on parchment addressed to Philip II of Spain from the captain of the royal army. The item is a report on the war in the Netherlands. The author suggests that the Netherlands should not be kept so isolated since they could be an easy target for Spain's enemies. It is also suggested that the Church should be informed that some of its priests are assisting the rebellion.

Philip II letter

 Collection — Oversize-folder 1: [31197235226575]
Identifier: MSS 8490
Content Description Letter from Philip II and his counselors to the aristocratic people in charge of land and economic business. The king is asking for more taxes and his counselour explain the reasons the country need more supplies. Dated approximately 1555.

Philip II letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233287736]
Identifier: Vault MSS 246
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter in Spanish dated September 1, 1576. The item is addressed to the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain. Philip appoints John of Austria as governor and military commander in the Netherlands and Burgundy.

Philip II letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293049]
Identifier: Vault MSS 747
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter addressed to the people of the kingdom of Spain in support of Henry IV of France. The item explains a law requiring more taxes from the people for supplies.

Philip II letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293114]
Identifier: Vault MSS 748
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter addressed to the captain of the Royal Army of Spain. The item contains orders for the defense of the borders from a possible invasion by the French.

Philip II letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293213]
Identifier: Vault MSS 759
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum written in Latin and addressed to the captain of the royal army. The item gives orders to tighten the security of Philip's palace at El Escorial.

Philip II letters to Alonso de Vargas

 File — Box 1: [31197233604377]
Identifier: Vault MSS 505
Scope and Contents 36 letters and documents, all in Spanish. They are mainly in clerical italic scripts, and all have the King's signature (29 are autographed and 7 have the stamped royal signature) with countersignatures by the royal secretaries. All items were sent to Alonso de Vargas (d. 1595), one of the most trusted and able of Philip's commanders. These documents relate to the offensive against the Netherlands revolt during 1574-76, Philip's meticulous preparations to assume the crown of...