Philip II of Spain
Philip II's Family Tree
- Philip II enforced religious unity, turning the Inquisition on Protestants and people who were thought to be heretics.
- Spain and their Italian Allies defeated an Ottoman fleet off the coast of Greece.
- Philip II married Elizabeth of Valois which is the daughter of Henry II of France, that lead to the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis. For one generation, ended the open wars between Spain and France.
Government and Policies
Government: Philip II was the highest person of Spain at the time, he was an absolute monarch he had power over the people of Spain and their government. He ruled by divine right that means he believed he was supposed to rule because of God. He also wanted a rich government and to be a rich king.
Policies: The two policies that Philip II enforced to achieve having a richer country were high taxes and autocratic Spanish rule.