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Wanted notices were more a product of the 18th century (1700s) when printing became cheaper, although such notices also appeared in latter part of the 17th century. In the 1500s paper and printed matter was expensive and most people could not read. There were definitely bounties offered, for example, it is rumored that Phillip put a bounty on Francis ...


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I don't believe there were any wanted posters in Spain in the 1500's. If you have evidence, please document your preliminary research in your question. The first record I can find of a wanted poster in Europe was 1881; although the comments suggest that wanted posters were common in the US at that time. True West Magazine suggests (non-conclusive) that ...


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Madrid is the capital of Spain because King Philip II of Spain moved the court there. Where the court (and king) go, so does the government (in a monarchy). And he was arguably the most "dominant" Spanish king of "modern" times (Spain's navy declined after the failure of the Armada). No subsequent king of Spain saw fit to overturn Philip II's decision. ...


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Anne of Austria was a direct descendant of King Charles V of "Austria," through her father, King Philip III of Spain. This man's paternal grandfather was Charles V of Austria, who in turn, was the grandson of Maximilian of Austria and Marie of Burgundy, on his father's side, and Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain on his mother's side. So it's just a matter of ...


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Anne was by birth an Archduchess of Austria. Around her time, the title of Archduke/Archduchess became assumed by all ruling Habsburg dynasts and their children. There's several other examples such as Joanna of Austria, or Anne's sister Maria Anna of Austria. She was also a princess of the House of Austria. Anne descends from that dynasty on both parents' ...


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That same wiki post on Anne of Austria contains this line: In spite of her birth in Spain, she was referred to as Anne of Austria because the rulers of Spain belonged to the House of Austria.[1] which answers your question.



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