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Unlike the British Empire, the vast realms of Philip II owed much to the Church.

Volume: 64 Issue: 9 2014

As the dispute continues between Spain and Britain over the jurisdiction of the waters around Gibraltar, Ben Wilson explains the Rock’s role in British history since its acquisition in 1713.

Volume: 63 Issue: 10 2013

Of humble origins, Rodrigo Calderón became a key figure at the court of Philip III of Spain. Notorious in life, he gained dignity and immortality in death, as Santiago Martínez Hernández explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The relationship between an ‘unquiet past’ and the concerns of the present has been a key feature of recent engagements with the Spanish Civil War, as Mary Vincent explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

Mike Thomas looks back to a period of economic buoyancy in the Basque region, when a special relationship flourished between the people of Biscay and Britain.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

The British Battalion of the International Brigades, formed to defend the Spanish Republic against the forces of General Franco, first went into battle at Jarama in February 1937. It was the beginning of a bruising, often dispiriting campaign, as Christopher Farman explains.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Hugh Purcell tells how Kitty Bowler, a young American, captured the heart of Tom Wintringham, the 'English Captain' at Jarama.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Disabled people were prominent at the court of the Spanish Habsburgs. Janet Ravenscroft examines the roles they played and draws comparisons with modern attitudes towards physical imperfection.

Volume: 62 Issue: 12 2012

Patricia Cleveland-Peck tells the story of Fanny Calderón de la Barca and her life as an author, ambassador’s wife and governess to the Spanish royal family.

Volume: 62 Issue: 7 2012

In the Middle Ages, with the re-emergence of Salic Law, it became impossible for women to succeed to the throne in most European kingdoms. Yet between 1274 and 1512 five queens ruled the Pyrenean kingdom of Navarre, as Elena Woodacre tells their stories.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

Hugh Thomas tells Paul Lay about his unparalleled research into the lives of the extraordinary generation of men who conquered the New World for Golden Age Spain.

Volume: 61 Issue: 3 2011

Patricia Cleveland-Peck looks at the long history of plant dispersal between the New World and the Old.

Volume: 61 Issue: 9 2011

Richard Cavendish describes the Battle of Albuera, on May 16th, 1811.

Volume: 61 Issue: 5 2011

The death-obsessed and inward-looking Aztec civilisation sowed the seeds of its own destruction, argues Tim Stanley.

Volume: 61 Issue: 3 2011

Court fashion, a love of birdsong and the pressures of being a king are some of the subjects discussed in letters between Philip II of Spain and his teenage daughters. Janet Ravenscroft explores the human side of one of Europe’s most powerful Renaissance monarchs.

Volume: 60 Issue: 10 2010
The expulsion in 1609 of more than 300,000 Spanish Moriscos – Muslim converts to Christianity – was a brutal attempt to create an homogenous state, writes Matt Carr.
Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

Patrick Williams provides us with the results of the latest research on the Armada

Issue: 65 2009

Nick Pelling suggests that credit should go not to the Netherlands but much further south to Catalonia.

Volume: 58 Issue: 10 2008

Julius Ruiz evaluates Franco’s role during the conflict.

Issue: 59 2007

Robin Evans examines the connections between language, culture and national identity in 19th-century Galicia.

Issue: 57 2007

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica, and whose impassioned reports from the front in the Spanish Civil War did much to draw the attention of the world to the conflict.

Volume: 57 Issue: 5 2007

The Spanish government managed by the Duke of Lerma was forced to declare a moratorium on its debts on November 19th, 1607.

Volume: 57 Issue: 11 2007

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica on April 26th, 1937.

Volume: 57 Issue: 5 2007

Graham Noble examines the origins and traces the consequences of the notorious Edict of 1492.

Issue: 55 2006

Robin Evans focuses on the role of the Basques during the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

Issue: 51 2005

Helen Graham reveals the key role historians are playing in the aftermath of Franco’s ‘Uncivil Peace’.

Volume: 54 Issue: 5 2004

After spending almost half her life in exile, the former Queen of Spain died on 9th April, 1904.

Volume: 54 Issue: 4 2004

Pauline Croft analyses the causes and traces the consequences of a momentous Treaty.

Issue: 49 2004

Jonathan Lewis takes issue with a common interpretation.

Issue: 50 2004

Peter Anderson identifies the groups, the grievances and the events which started the war.

Issue: 48 2004

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