May 27, 2013 / 25 notes

Philip II with his favourite daughter Isabella Clara Eugenia.

She was very close to her reserved father, the only person  he permitted to help him in managing state affairs. She took care of him when he was old and ill and he wanted her to reign in France.

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    The spanish Habsburgs are special for me because their family relationships were absolutely wonderful and adorable...
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    Aww…that’s so sweet. And it’s so different from what you usually hear about the royal men of the era.
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