Monday, January 20, 2014

Fact of the Day: Drama King

When King Charles II of Spain died without an heir (he had no children), many nations in Europe eventually started the War of the Spanish Succession. The war was a bitter debate on who in Europe had the right to be King after Charles II. Many in Europe feared that if the new King Phillip V also gained the right to the French throne (which was possible) that it would upset the balance of power on the continent. In the end Phillip V remained King but with the compromise of denouncing any right to be King of France.  

22 comments:

RaeAbigael said...

cool! we did not tackle this in school so this is really interesting. I like France. :)))

Kay said...

Gracious! I didn't know any of this either.

Vett Vandiver said...

very interesting

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting historical info!

Margaret D said...

Sounds like he caused a bit of a stir.

Christine said...

Interesting battles of power.

Dana said...

Very interesting. Happy Monday!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice get up.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Lesson - always compromise :)

DEZMOND said...

it's like a royal soap opera

the chilicool said...

wow, so interesting!
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Mama Zen said...

That's really interesting, Adam!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I know this fact because it is part of the history of my country and I would like to teach you today( I hope you don´t mind) Do you know this king´s nickname?The bewitched king because his dinasty ( the Hasburgs) married themselves ( with their relatives) and their blood became " ill". Maybe this is not the best way to speak in English but I hope you unterstood me. Kisses and nice day:)

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting.

Kati said...

Wise decisions, you'd wish nowadays there would be decisions like this to keep the power of individuals at bay!

Have a great week,
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Julie Ann Lozada said...

interesting history... i've read it before :)

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

to bad it isn't done today

Pat Hatt said...

At least he was sensible in that way

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!
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A Beer for the Shower said...

That is definitely not the way to win a game of Risk.

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating stuff!

Theresa Mahoney said...

A history lesson I didn't know!