The courtier and the king ruy gmez de silva philip ii and the court of spain the courtier and the king ruy gmez de silva philip ii and the court of spain readable this book discovers in the career of gmez the techniques aspirations and mentality of an accomplished courtier in the age of castiglione ruy gmez de silva or the . Of his line came ruy gmez de silva one of the nobles of the court of philip ii of spain making ruy silva the prince of boli duke of pastrana duke of estremera and count of melito a branch of the family became established in the crown of castile after arias gomes de silva was named prince of crdoba. Born to a modest noble family in portugal ruy gomez arrived in spain in the entourage of charles is portuguese bride assigned to the household of prince philip b 1528 he enjoyed the princes affection and trust for the rest of his life. The courtier and the king ruy gmez de silva philip ii and the court of spain james m boyden university of california press berkeley los angeles oxford. This is a study of ruy gomez de silva the prince of eboli who rose from obscurity to become the favourite and chief minister of philip ii of spain
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