A Spanish galleon

A Spanish galleon, a warship of the kind that linked the vast Spanish empire during the age of sail. This is the 'Andalusia', a reconstructed galleon photographed during a visit to Barcelona in 2012. Paying for warships like this helped bankrupt the once-great Habsburgs.

Credit:

Christopher Woolf

The Habsburg empire under Philip II

The Habsburg empire under Philip II, 1556-1598

Credit:

Christopher Woolf

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