On the night of March 7, 1623, the prince of Wales and the duke of Buckinghasm knocked on the door of the British embassy in Madrid. Their unsolicited arrival began one of the most bizarre episodes in British history as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne struggled to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride. The effort was a diplomatic disaster with its objective to resolve many issues including the Thirty Years War. Illustrated. New Haven CT, 2003 Yale University Press 1st Ed., 200 Pgs., 6 x 9. , HB. Published at $ 32.50.