DescriptionKing Philip II of Spain Document Signed "Yo El Rey". One page in Spanish, front and verso, 8.5" x 11.5", July 1, 1559, n.p., with remnants of the red wax seal. In the letter the king writes to the Duke of Sessa, Governor of Milan and Captain General recommending that a position be found for Alessandro de Tassis.
Philip ruled one of the world's largest empires, including the Duchy of Milan. Having married Queen Mary I of England, Philip shared the throne with his wife, ruling as King of England between 1554 and 1558. He dispatched three armadas against his wife's half sister, Queen Elizabeth I in an effort install a Catholic monarch on the English throne. Light toning, else fine.
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