The Spanish Empire and 'Los Tercios' as Seen in Arturo Perez-Revert's El Sol de Breda (1998:2003)
McIntyre, John C
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Perez-Reverte's Alatriste novels seek to educate young Spaniards about their Golden Age. In El sol de Breda, set in 1624-1625, Spanish armies fight to suppress the Dutch Protestant revolt.The narrator accuses monarchy, aristocracy and clergy of major failures of leadership.