THE PRINCE AND THE INFANTA, The Cultural Politics of the Spanish Match
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: Glyn Redworth
On the night of March 7, 1623, the prince of Wales and the duke of Buckinghasm knocked on the door of the British embassy in Madrid. Their unsolicited arrival began one of the most bizarre episodes in British history as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne struggled to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride. The effort was a diplomatic disaster with its objective to resolve many issues including the Thirty Years War. Illustrated. New Haven CT, 2003 Yale University Press 1st Ed., 200 Pgs., 6 x 9. , HB. Published at $ 32.50.
PRINCE HENRY, ‘ THE NAVIGATOR’ A LIFE
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: Peter Russell
The story of the half English-Plantagenet, half Portuguese prince who changed the political and demographic landscape not only of Europe but of much of the world. Single-handedly, in a dedicated and determined course, he fought a climate of superstition to destroy the centuries-old concept of a limited world. He and his assistants by trial and error evolved charts, instruments, and ships for long-distance seafaring, all in the face of scorn, ridicule and endless expense. He had other responsibilities- leading armies and the administration of his nation. The continuous expeditions of his captains down the African coast led the way eventually to the route to India, the breaking of the lucrative overland Arabian trade, and the creation of the modern world. First major biography of this great Portuguese national hero in over a hundred years. Color and B&W Photos, Maps. New Haven CT, 2000 1st Ed., 448 Pgs. HB.