Philip II plans to place the Infanta Isabel on the throne of France

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Historical Context Note

Philip II of Spain opposes the accession of Henry IV, a Huguenot, to the French throne. He schemes to secure the throne for his daughter, the Infanta Isabel, through his wife's descent from Henry II and Catherine de Medici.
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Editors. "Philip II plans to place the Infanta Isabel on the throne of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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