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Los Tercios Españoles | A medida que trascurrieron los años, los Tercios fueron tanto disminuyendo en número de hombres como aumentando la proporción de arcabuceros y mosqueteros sobre la de piqueros, eliminando cualquier vestigio de algunas armas aún comunes en el momento de creación del Tercio (por ejemplo, la ballestas o el escudo redondo o rodela)

The Third Spanish Army were declining in numbers and increasing the ratio of arquebusiers and musketeers to pikemen, retaining none of the still common weapons such as crossbows, round shield or bucklers.

Spanish Clothing from 1590-1610 belongs to the collection of @ Museo Reggio Emilia, Galleria Parmeggiani Collection

FCBTC / Spanish Clothing from belongs to the collection of @ Museo Reggio Emilia, Galleria Parmeggiani Collection

Queen Isabel de Valois, 3rd wife/consort of King Phillip II of Spain by Italian Painter Sofonisba Anguissola 1563-1565. Anguissola went to Spain to be Isabel's painting teacher.

Queen Elisabeth de Valois third wife of Felipe II, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, probably a copy of an original painting by Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian,

Spanish soldiers of the 30 Years War

illustration of richard hook showing three Spanish infantryman of the Spanish Empire in the century AD.

Portrait of L'infante Isabelle-Claire-Eugénie (daughter of the Spanish king Filip II): circa 1585.

Portrait of L'infante Isabelle-Claire-Eugénie (daughter of the Spanish king Filip II): circa The martens head jewelry is the same as in her mothers portraits

Anne d'Autriche, infante d'Espagne et Portugal, reine de France, enfant. Remarkable sleeve details

The Infanta Ana Mauricia of Spain and Portugal, Queen of France. Daughter of Felipe III and mother (and regent) of Louis XIV of France.

A portrait of one of King Philip II's wives, Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain. By Alonso Sanchez Coello, circa 1560.

Sanchez Coello: One of King Philip II's wives, Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain. By Alonso Sanchez Coello, circa

579 Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566–1633) by Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, c 1531-1588) Detail

POURBUS Frans Pourbus the Younger - Flemish (Antwerp Paris) ~ Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain Archduchess of Austria. Isabella ruled the Spanish Netherlands and the north of modern France, together with her husband Albert,. Isabella governed until

A portrait of Phillip II, King of Spain (1527-98).

Antonio Moro (Anthonis Mor van Dashorst) Phillip II King of Spain, 1558

complete Spanish court outfit based on study of queen Anna`s portrait by Alonso Sanchez Coello in 1571

complete Spanish court outfit based on study of queen Anna`s portrait by Alonso Sanchez Coello in 1571