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Portrait length color image of Phillip II aka.
Text: Signature image of Phillip II aka.

The “Spider of the Escorial”

Driven by fears about his soul’s salvation, he was hard working, painfully pious, and a micromanager. Burdened by the glory of his father’s reign, he strove to match it; but ended up after four marriages, a miserable sickly recluse isolated by his fear of Deus Irae!

Full length color image of Phillip II aka.

Left close up color image of Phillip II aka.

Right closup color image of Phillip II aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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