Secret marriage treaty between Charles, Prince of Wales and the Infanta Maria of Spain (53 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

England and Spain sign a secret treaty arranging a marriage between Charles, Prince of Wales, and the Infanta Maria. Under its contentious terms, Roman Catholics are to be granted freedom of worship in England. This would cause outrage in a dominantly Protestant England if enforced, and James I abrogates the treaty in December 1623.

Citation:
Editors. "Secret marriage treaty between Charles, Prince of Wales and the Infanta Maria of Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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