By; Meredith Holt
The family ruling Spain was the Hapsbourg's.
Charles V was another king of Spain an was also the first unified king.
The gold and silver coming from the Americas made Spain temporarily weathly, and in that time Spain became one of the world's largest empires.
Spain goes to war againist the Ottoman Turks and defeats them. Phillip tries to invade England but fails miserable and because of Phillip's harsh treatment to the Dutch people, they revolt againist Phillip and Spain.
The Spanish Armada-
In 1588 Phillip launched the Spanish Armada in an attempt to punish Protestant England and its queen. Elizabeth had supported subjects who had rebelled against Phillip.