Tag Archives: 1492 and all that!

Guernica – trial run for Blitzkrieg #history

Excerpt from 1492 and all that! The town of Guernica (Gernika in Basque and since the 1980s officially named Gernika-Luma) was small with a population of just 5,000 in 1937…. Read more »

Taking the Spanish Road #history

Excerpts from 1492 and all that! By 1565 Philip II realised that he needed to find a supply route from Spain to the Spanish (or Habsburg) Netherlands. Heading into the… Read more »

Colonists and Conquistadores #history

The motivation for the Iberian peninsula’s growth of empires was summed up as ‘Gold, Glory and God’. Religious approval – God was certainly used as the major justification for the… Read more »

Pillars of Hercules #history

The earliest appearance of the Iberian Peninsula in literature is in the Greek mythological tales of Heracles. The Greeks claimed that Gadir (today’s Cadiz) was founded by Heracles after his… Read more »

Go figure – #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers The use of numbers is said to distinguish mankind from other animals; but natural scientists do suggest that birds can actually discern numbers. Birds recognise… Read more »

Reaching No. 6 in the charts! #history

1492 and all that! has been selling well Today on Amazon USA it became: #6 in terms of Portuguese history #10 for Spanish History Of course it is also available… Read more »

See new site…

New writing blog site! – just a short and sweet post today – do take time to look at The site has been completely updated to become the blog… Read more »


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