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Tag Archives: Spanish history

Viral campaigns #history

There is no clear evidence as to where the Spanish Flu pandemic started but, uncharacteristically for flu, it attacked the young and able. Arguments have been made for a Chinese… Read more »

Tapas #history

#history – The origin of that distinctive Spanish snack, tapas, is debated in 1492 and all that! ῀ Alfonso X of Spain is one of the many origins claimed for… Read more »

Charles II of Spain – inbreeding victim

Incest is clearly not best!  And this is not just because George S Kaufman said, ‘The trouble with incest is that it gets you involved with relatives.’  Intriguingly Charles Darwin… Read more »

The remarkable queen of the Basques – Jeanne of Navarre #history

Extract from 1492 and all that! Henry II of Navarre married very well, to Marguerite of Angoulême the sister of King Francis I of France. Their daughter Jeanne d’Albret was… Read more »

The Great Lisbon Earthquake #history

Excerpt from 1492 and all that! On All Saints’ Day, 1 November 1755, Portugal and specifically Lisbon was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of over 8.5. It happened… Read more »

Second edition – 1492 and all that! #history

Have just republished a second edition of 1492 and all that! correcting a few things and adding new stuff like the abdication of King Juan Carlos’s and the Spanish football… Read more »

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