In 1588 he sent the Spanish Armada to punish England/Queen Elizabeth I for supporting protestants
Who was El Greco?
He was a court painter to Philip IV of Spain. He is best known for his use of rich colors to depict the royal family and court life.
Explain how inflation and taxes became a problem for Spain.
Inflation-population increase prompted merchants to raise prices, silver bullion flooded the market and its value dropped.
Taxes-Spain expelled the Muslims and Jews (their middle class), the lower classes were left with the tax burden, so Spain never developed another middle class.
How did Spain make their enemies rich?
Spanish goods were made the “old-fashioned” way and very expensive so they purchased goods from France, England & the Netherlands. They also borrowed money from German and Italian bankers to finance their wars.
Describe the differences between the Spanish and their Dutch subjects.
Spanish were Catholic and had a sluggish economy. Dutch were protestant/Calvinists and had a prosperous middle class.
What two actions of King Philip II led to the Dutch Revolt in 1566?