Francisco Borgia (Spaniard)1565-15724.
As a thorough Spaniard who did not even understand the language of his Netherland subjects Philip was from the first distrusted and his acts regarded with suspicion.
Nicholas Bobadilla, a poor Spaniard who had finished his studies, was the next to join him.
His favourite, Olivares, was a far more honest man than the duke of Lerma, and was more fit for the place of prime minister than any Spaniard of the time.
In more than half of the twelve hundred villages there was no other Spaniard beside the priest.