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Final Exam Terms - Spanish History Final Exam Terms 1....

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Spanish History Final Exam Terms 1. Valido :   “to be worth”; favorite of the king 2. The Discourse of the Perfect Favorite:   work that argues for the Duke of Lerma; asserts  that a country with a bad king and good favorite is better than just a bad king, that the  favorite acts as the intermediary between the king and the people 3. Philip IV:   son of Philip III who ascends to the throne at his father’s early death; his  favorite was the Count Duke of Olivares 4. 30 Years’ War:   war between Catholics and Protestants of Europe; Duke of Lerma  planted the seeds that resulted in the war, carried out from 1618-1648 5. Count Duke of Olivares:   favorite of Philip IV who attempted to carry out reforms  throughout Spain 6. Instructions on Government :   document written by Olivares that warns Philip IV of  scheming nobles and their attempts to undermine the authority of the king 7. Union of Arms:   one of Olivares’ attempts at reformation, which involved all the troops  of the Spanish empire contributing to the maintenance of the empire 8. Breda:   city secured in the Netherlands by Spanish forces in 1625 9. Capture of Ban í a:   Brazilian region important for the production of sugar captured by  the Spanish in 1625 10. Defense of Cadiz:   1625 Spanish resistance against English and Dutch invaders of the  coastal city 11. How to Be a Favorite :   play written by Quevedo that tells the story of a minister to the  king, the Marquis of Valisero, and his attempts to convince the king not to go to the battle 
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