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90 years on from the mass burning of churches in the Second Republic: the madness that Azaña refused to stop

2021-06-06T18:42:49+00:00

On 11 May 1931, a torrent of anti-clerical violence broke out in the capital, leading to the burning of convents. The government, on the ropes, was forced to bring the army into the streets

90 years on from the mass burning of churches in the Second Republic: the madness that Azaña refused to stop 2021-06-06T18:42:49+00:00

And they wanted to conquer it in 4 hours… the humiliating English defeat of the Spanish Empire at Las Palmas

2021-05-16T15:52:51+00:00

In 1595, the English corsair swooped on the city with the aim of plundering the Spaniards; he was scalded. The other day I was, how naive me, browsing through a well-known series platform (let's

And they wanted to conquer it in 4 hours… the humiliating English defeat of the Spanish Empire at Las Palmas 2021-05-16T15:52:51+00:00

The false black legend of Junípero Serra: the Spanish ‘civiliser’ of Indians accused of genocide

2021-05-15T17:46:07+00:00

The Franciscan monk founded nine missions across the Atlantic and fought to advance native society. However, a statue erected in his honour was recently beheaded in California. Heroes are not only those who, sword

The false black legend of Junípero Serra: the Spanish ‘civiliser’ of Indians accused of genocide 2021-05-15T17:46:07+00:00

The great shame behind the Black Legend: the English massacre of Indians with poisoned blankets

2021-05-15T17:30:05+00:00

Although today there is controversy on the subject, several letters from the time reveal that the British Jeffrey Amherst proposed to deliver smallpox-infested blankets to the natives who besieged For Pitt in the 18th

The great shame behind the Black Legend: the English massacre of Indians with poisoned blankets 2021-05-15T17:30:05+00:00
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