In his internal Philips government Philip was fully despotic. He made no aovernment.pretence of consulting the Cortes on legislation, and though he summoned them to vote new taxes he established the rule that the old were to be considered as granted for ever, and as constituting the fixed revenue of the Crown.
Philips marriage with Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry II.
The duke of Braganza, whose claims were better than Philips, was bought off by immense grants.
Restored Guienne to Edward I., gave him the hand of Philips sister for himself and that of the kings daughter for his son (1298).