The man after whom self’s native country is named is Philip II.
She’s been writing a story about him for the past couple of years. It begins with a physical description and all of a sudden, self itches to see actual portraits (You’d think she’d have done this first thing, but noooo, self always has to do things the hard way)
So, here he is, dear blog readers: Philip II, King of Spain and Portugal, King of Naples, Ruler of the Spanish Netherlands, and Duke of Milan:
Born in Valladolid, 16 January 1556, died in Madrid on 13 September 1598. He was 71.