by Chandler Deardorff

Spanish Monarchs

Charles V was the first king of a unified Spain. He was one of the Hapsbourg's, the family that ruled Spain at the time. They were Roman Catholic. Charles V was succeeded by his son Phillip II who made Spain one of the world's largest empires. Phillip II was also technically the king of England at the same time he was king of Spain because he was married to the current English queen, Mary Tudor. Phillip II eventually led multiple armada's to invade England, but each failed.