TITLE

Scottish-born William Sempill became a key military and naval adviser to the kings of Spain

AUTHOR(S)
Sáenz, Concepción
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Military History;Oct2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article highlights the political and military career of William Sempill, a mercenary in the service of William I, Prince of Orange, during the 14th century. Sempill betrayed his garrison in Liere in 1582 and placed his services at the disposal of King Philip II of Spain. Under Philip he distinguished himself in military and diplomatic affairs, particularly as his envoy to King James VI of Scotland to negotiate James' collaboration in the Spanish invasion of England.
ACCESSION #
18378476

 

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