Francisco de los Cobos

Secretary of the Emperor Charles V

With formidable industry the author ransacked the papers of fully two dozen European archives and many printed works to narrate the career of an ambitious poor boy from the Andalucian hilltop town of ubeda. . . .A superbly documented, soundly written biography of Cobos presented with sympathy and imagination. Cobos is not soon likely to find a better biographer.
Hispanic American Historical Review

A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.

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Hayward Keniston

Hayward Keniston (1883-1970) was Andrew Mellon Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of several important volumes on Hispanic culture and the history and description of the Spanish language.

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Hayward Keniston