You say that Felipe was succeeded as king of Spain by his son Carlos. That is incorrect. Carlos was mentally unstable and conspired against his father by supporting the protestants in the Netherlands. He was imprisoned in 1568 and died the following year. Felipe was succeeded by his second son Felipe 111
Spanish online reading and listening practice - level C1This reading and listening exercise can help you practise using a specific narrative technique whereby El Presente is used to narrate past events: El Presente Histórico.
Exercise: Felipe II
Listen to the audio, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later. It is useful to note that El Presente Histórico is rarely translated using the Present tense in English.