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CHAPTER 15 Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560?1648 Beginning in about 1560, violence and war spread through much of Europe as religious conflict mixed with political rivalries to make an incendiary brew. I. Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Power Rebellion in the Netherlands combined with costly wars on many fronts drained Spanish coffers and military forces. A. The Revolt of the Netherlands 1. The Spanish Empire under Philip II. 2. The background on the revolt of the Netherlands. 3. The rebellion of the Calvinist provinces of the Netherlands. 4. The creation of the United Provinces B. The Failure of the Invincible Armada 1. The Catholic alliance of Philip II and Mary, Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I. 2. The purpose of the Armada and the reasons for its defeat. C. Successes at Home and Around the Mediterranean 1. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto. 2. Consolidation within Castile and Aragon and the annexation of Portugal. D. Spain in Decline, 1600-1648 1. Reasons for Spain's decline under the Habsburg successors of Philip II. II. Religious and Political Conflict in France and England
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