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Martin Andrew Sharp (1847-1910) was an English historian, long a resident in Spain. He assumed the name Martin Andrew Sharp Hume as a condition of receiving a legacy from a Spanish-English relative who was a Hume. He was born in London and was educated at Madrid. He was the editor of the Spanish State Papers in Simancas for the Public Record Office, London. He saw active service with the Turks in 1878-79, and travelled extensively in Central and South America. Some of his works have a journalistic flavour. Of his writings, these are the most notable:

  • The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth (1896; revised edition, 1904)
  • Philip II of Spain (1897)
  • Spain:Its Greatness and Decay, 1479-1789 (1898; revised by Armstrong, 1913)
  • Modern Spain, 1788-1898 (1899; new edition, 1906)
  • The Spanish People (1901)
  • The Love Affairs of Mary Queen of Scots (1903)
  • Spanish Influence on English Literature (1905)
  • Queens of Old Spain (1907)
  • The Court of Philip IV; Spain in Decadence (1907)
  • Two English Queens and Philip (1908)
  • Queen Elizabeth and her England (1910)
  • True Stories of the Past (1910, published posthumously)


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