Beginning with Charles V, the Hapsburg
dynasty contracted painters, sculptors, architects and playwrights to propagate an image of an all-powerful Spanish Empire, validated both by classical (humanistic) and Catholic inheritances.
In a book about the inheritors of the Hapsburg
Empire, she spares no time for the hapless people of the Balkans, be they Romanians, Croats or Serbs.
The Bp is the abbreviation for Budapest while the shield replacing the Hapsburg
eagle in the acceptance stamp is the Royal Coat-of-Arms of Hungary.
Slovenes stuck to the Hapsburgs
until almost the last moment, when their demand for a Slovene state within the Empire was turned down.
Maximilian passed just one year there before setting off, with all the pomp and splendour of the Hapsburgs
, for Mexico and an uncertain fate.
Families are the stuff of great stories, both fictional and real, from Lear and the Sopranos to the Hapsburgs
TAKE the train and head for the village of Stans, home to spooky Tratzberg Castle and the Hapsburgs
Their attempts at armed insurrection against their oppressors can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and consequently, it would appear, they have lived under domination by everyone from the Vatican to the Hapsburgs
to the Nazis to the Soviets for all but a few years of their history.
The power that ruled the Czechs was German since their last king, Ottokar, was defeated by the Hapsburgs
some 600 years ago.
She focuses mostly on the paintings of three female aristocrats: Juana I of Castile, who initiated the rule of the Hapsburgs
in Spain; la Infanta Margarita, who was the older sister of Charles II, the last Hapsburg
ruler in Spain; and Queen Maria Luisa de Borbon, who in 1765 married Carlos IV, who ruled Spain from 1788-1808.
She first gives biographies of the two men and their work in Rome before coming to Naples in the service of the Spanish Hapsburgs
, Phillip II and Phillip III.
As the Hapsburgs
consolidated their power in the Indies, merchants and investors of the Portuguese Nation took advantage of the opportunities that imperial expansion provided.