Colin Burrow: Prince Charles’s Spanish Adventure, 2 September 2004
Show More The Prince and the Infanta: The Cultural Politics of the Spanish Match by Glyn Redworth.
Yale, 200 pp., £25, November 2003, 0 300 10198 8Show More
“... the most extraordinary incidents in 17th-century English history. On 17 February 1623, the future Charles I and the royal favourite, the Duke of Buckingham, set off for Madrid incognito. They wore false beards, and they called themselves John and Thomas Smith. Their mission was to win the hand of the sister of the king of Spain, the Infanta María. The ...”