The Holy League is one of the dramas written in the Spanish Golden Century by a prolific Spanish playwright Lope de Vega (1562–1635). The action of the play recreates both the splendor of the Ottoman Empire and its defeat. The play opens with various scenes laid in the Sultan’s palace in Constantinople and closes with the battle of Lepanto, where an alliance of Christian forces—the Holy League—puts a stop to the Ottoman naval supremacy in the Mediterranean.