Philip IV of Spain: Conveyance to Cristobal de la Fuente

Scope and Content

Conveyance to Cristobal de la Fuente Çapata, of Toledo, 12 folios: fo. 1: title-page; fo. 2: declaration by the king that the Cortes has granted him permission to sell rights in the cattle tax; fo. 3: conveyance to de la Fuente of income from cattle tax in the town of Aover, province of Toledo, to take effect from 1 January 1644; fo. 9v: signatures of witnesses.

Administrative / Biographical History

King Philip IV of Spain (1605-1665) was born at Valladolid, the son of Philip III and Margaret of Austria. He came to the throne at the age of sixteen and depended on his favourite Olivares until growing problems of state led to his dismissal in 1643. Philip struggled with managing the administration of Spain, which was very poorly organised, and engaged in unsuccessful struggles with Holland, France and England. His reign saw a gradual diminution of Spanish power. The death of his son, Baltasar Carlos, shocked the king, and he died broken-hearted in September 1665.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Arthur Cole, 1930.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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