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By Ruth MacKay

In what's also known as the age of absolutism, Castilian nobles and commoners, tribunes and cities, have been to a substantial measure in a position to withstand and form royal instructions. while there has been little open clash, there has been occasionally a shocking measure of autonomy, rights and reciprocity at the a part of the king's vassals. this can be a research of 1 such type of resistance: the competition to army levies. This competition came about in the course of a interval of difficulty, throughout the 1630s and 1640s, while the Crown's have to bring up a military got here into clash with a inspiration of kingship that used to be faraway from absolute. From the king's advisory councils to parliament, from urban councils and seigneurial estates, to the main humble villages, Castilians had recourse to quite a lot of political and juridictional capacity with which to dispute the king's claims and keep away from conscription.

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