- Mar 2016
Despite reigning for a long time and being arguably the most powerful man in the world at the time, I almost never see Philip II discussed on here. While his reign saw the height of the Spanish Empire's power and greatness both in Europe and globally, it also saw several bankruptcies and the independence of the Netherlands. He seems to be quite the complicated man. What are your thoughts on him and his reign? Do you think he mad more positive achievements or more failures?