SUBALBUM:  Holy Roman Empress Maria Anna

She was one of several Maria Annas of Spain seen on this Web site. Her English-language Wikipedia article begins, "Daughter of King Philip III of Spain and Margaret of Austria, prior to her Imperial marriage she was considered a possible wife for Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles I - gogm); the event, later known in history as the "Spanish Match” (that would have had her marry him in place of Henrietta Maria - gogm), provoked a domestic and political crisis in the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. In the imperial court in Vienna she continued to be strongly influenced by her native Spanish culture (from clothes to music) and also to promote the strengthening of relations between the Imperial and Spanish branches of the House of Habsburg."

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