Sword Emperor Charles V. In the style of the 16th century

Charles V (Spanish: Carlos I or Carlos V, German: Karl V., Dutch: Karel V, French: Charles Quint, 24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I of Spain, of the Spanish realms from 1506 until his abdication  in 1556. At that time his realm, which has been described as "the empire on which the sun never sets", spanned nearly 4 million square kilometers across Europe, the Far East, and the Americas. More information...

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Item number: 4485

Sword Emperor Charles V. in the style of the 16th century

Specifications of the Sword Emperor Charles V.:

  • Overall Length 102cm
  • Grip parts have brass finish
  • Blade of stainelss steel with etched blade

NOT Fight-ready!

As the heir of three of Europe's leading dynasties — the Habsburgs of the Archduchy of Austria; the Valois of the Duchy of Burgundy; and the Trastámara of the Crown of Castile and the Crown of Aragon — he ruled over a Spanish Empire of extensive domains in: Central, Western, and Southern Europe; and the Castilian (Spanish) colonies in North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and in Asia the Philippines.

He was the son of King Philip I of Castile ('Philip the handsome') and Queen Joanna I of Castile and Aragon ('Joanna the mad'). His maternal grandparents were King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, whose daughter Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England as the first wife of Henry VIII. Catherine and Henry's daughter was Queen Mary I of England, who married Charles V's son King Philip II of Spain. His paternal grandparents were the Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Duchess Mary of Burgundy, whose daughter Margaret of Habsburg raised Charles.

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