Why Do We All Hate Philip So?

Was Philip II of Spain too conscientious to appeal to the likes of Schiller and Verdi? Novelist Adrian Mourby asks why some monarchs are loved by history and others loathed.

The words of the real and operatic Philip are read by Peter Jeffrey, and the testimony of those who knew the king is spoken by Cyril Shaps and Alice Arnold

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Was Philip II of Spain too conscientious to appeal to the likes of Schiller and Verdi? Novelist Adrian Mourby asks why some monarchs are loved by history and others loathed.

The words of the real and operatic Philip are read by Peter Jeffrey, and the testimony of those who knew the king is spoken by Cyril Shaps and Alice Arnold

19981010

Was Philip II of Spain too conscientious to appeal to the likes of Schiller and Verdi? Novelist Adrian Mourby asks why some monarchs are loved by history and others loathed.

The words of the real and operatic Philip are read by Peter Jeffrey, and the testimony of those who knew the king is spoken by Cyril Shaps and Alice Arnold