I, The King

I, The King EPUB I, The King Frances Parkinson Keyes Vinoschilenos.eu I, The King Is The Story Of Philip IV Of Spain And Of The Women Who Most Influenced His Life Among Them Was His First Wife, Isabel Of Bourbon, The Beautiful Child Bride Who Became His Wife And Respected Regent His True Love In S Calder N, The Charming Young Actress, Who Gave Him His Best Loved Son And Sor Mar A, The Abbess, Gifted With Mystical Powers, Of A Remote Provincial Convent, Whose Correspondence With The King, Comprising Than 600 Letters And Covering A Period Of Than Twenty Years, Remains A Record Of One Of The Most Remarkable Friendships In History.Philip Was An Arresting And Attractive Character He Was A Patron Of The Arts And, Under His Sponsorship, Painting And Literature Attained The Degree Of Supremacy Which Made His Era The Golden Age Of Spanish Culture Moreover, He Himself Was An Accomplished Draftsman, Sonneteer And Muscian His Versatility Did Not End There He Was A Superb Horseman, A Champion At Cane Tourneys And A Sportsman Who Hunted In Every Sort Of Weather As A Lover, He Was Irresistible But He Lacked The Energy To Govern His Kingdom Himself And The Will Power To Overcome The Sins Of The Flesh His Downfall Was The Sad Result Of These Shortcomings.

  • 4.5
  • 992
  • English
  • 12 March 2017
  • hardcover
  • 347 pages
  • 0006617870 Edition Language English Other Editions 5
  • I, The King
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes

10 thoughts on “I, The King

  1. Julia Glenn says:

    I first read this book around 1970 The time period is the early 1600s, and is placed in Spain during the reign of Philip IV The book is historical fiction, based on true events and real people One of the real people in this story, Sor Maria de Agreda, a Spanish nun and abbess of Conceptionist Convent in Agreda, Spain, holds a special fascination for me According to the book, Sor Maria was able to travel outside her body bilocation and visit other lands, specifically the new world in what I first read this book around 1970 The time period is the early 1600s, and is placed in Spain during the reign of Philip IV The book is historical fiction, based on true events and real people One of the real people in this story, Sor Maria de Agreda, a Spanish nun and abbess of Conceptionist Convent in Agreda, Spain, holds a special fascination for me According to the book, Sor Maria was able to travel outside her body bilocation and visit other lands, specifically the new world in what is now New Mexico In multiple visits to these new world natives, she told them of Jesus, and instructed them to go find the priests in distant settlements and ask to be instructed in the ways of Jesus The order to which she belonged wore a habit of a very distinctive color of blue The natives did as Sor Maria asked and told the priests that they were sent by the Lady in Blue I looked forinfo on this woman, but the only material I...

  2. Banaticus says:

    An amazing book with small margins, this book manages to delve deeply into Philip s life and the lives of those nearest and dearest to him, without ever becoming pedantic or lost in the details As no book can ever be a truly exhausti...

  3. Lora says:

    As I noted at the time, I found that this book was heavy with history and only hit its stride when Sor Maria came into Phillips life Ultimately, it was a book I could respect but not really like.

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