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Philip II of Spain
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I would rather lose all my lands and a hundred lives than be king over heretics.
-- King Philip II of Spain, quoted in: A Brief History of the Spanish Language by David A. Pharies, (2007)

God, who has given me so many Kingdoms to govern, has not given me a son fit to govern them.
-- King Philip of Spain, quoted in: Europe in the Seventeenth Century by David Maland

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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