It’s not exactly a biography of King Philip IV of Spain, but it’s more like a study of his political career. R. A. Stradling studies the role of the king in the government of his reign, making the point that at first he relied on favorites or validos like Count-Duke of Olivares, but after him he governed alone. Stradling rehabilitates the figure of Philip IV too.
- Paperback: 420 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 3, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521530555
- ISBN-13: 978-0521530552
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches