Spanish Conquest Of Iberian Navarre
A series of wars between 1512–1524 led to the Spanish conquest of the Iberian part of Navarre. Ferdinand the Catholic was in 1512 both king of Aragon and regent of Castile. When Pope Julius II declared a Holy League against France, Navarre tried to remain neutral. Ferdinand used this as an excuse to attack Navarre, conquering it while its potential protector France was beset by England, Venice, and Ferdinand's Italian armies.
Several attempts were made to retake Iberian Navarre, notably a revolt in 1516 and a full-fledged French/Navarrese invasion in 1521. All were defeated by the Spanish. Navarre north of the Pyrenees mountains survived, but only as a client state of France.
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