Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585
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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.