Philip II of Spain

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Noun1.Philip II of Spain - king of Spain and Portugal and husband of Mary I; he supported the Counter Reformation and sent the Spanish Armada to invade England (1527-1598)
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During the 16th century, Prince Phillip II of Spain gave the La Peregrina Pearl to his bride Mary.
The first known wheelchair was built for King Phillip II of Spain around 1595, and it was kept under wraps so no one would know the king of Spain was unable to walk without assistance.
She had a distinguished career as a court painter for Phillip II of Spain, and continued to work and be a patron of the arts into old age.
There, she reportedly fell in love with a prince who would later become Phillip II of Spain, much to her stepmother's dismay.
It contained the "La Peregrina" pearl - once owned by Queen Mary I and King Phillip II of Spain.
And the three lions was the symbol of Richard the Lionheart, who hated the English and had a love affair with King Phillip II of Spain !