LAS CAMPANAS DEL DUQUE DE ALBA DE FUENTERRABIA A ARGEL (1524-1541)
Few figures in the history of Spain have aroused as much controversy as Fernando Alvarez de Toledo and Pimentel, Duque de Alba. Admired by some and feared by others, he pushed the Spanish empire to achieve its greatest military successes and continental supremacy.
During Fernando's military career he held important positions representing the Spanish Crown throughout the continent. The various political events that took place led one after another to the most committed destinations where Spain struggled to achieve the desired hegemony.
He was governor of the Duchy of Milan (1555-1556), Viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples (1556-1558), Governor of the Netherlands (1567-1573), and Viceroy and Constable of the Kingdom of Portugal (1580-1582). Only the Duke of Alba was a rival and their talents shone in France, Central, North Africa, Germany, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
Illustrated with photographs, maps, and color prints.
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