Philip V, a Frenchman, did not endeavor to crush the native spirit in his new home, but his influence could not but be felt.
A revival commenced with the accession of Philip V, but the results were not great.
Just when the sky was darkest, information came that Philip V had ordered 6000 pesos a year to be allotted to the missions.
What was the sentence, or the turn which the sagacious Philip V gave to the case?
At length, as we have seen, in 1703, Philip V made an attempt at reform.
Philip V continues his victorious way against the Aetolian League.
Despite the enormous pressure exercised against him in favor of France, Philip V occasionally rebelled.
The charge was generally believed; even King Philip V had no doubt about it.
In justice to Philip V—to give him his new title—it may be said that Spain has been less wisely ruled than she was by him.
In 1709 Philip V reduced it to once dineros or .91667, and in some mintages even lower.