Welcome to Spanish history in writing and art. Below are the themes of the pages. If you are using a smartphone, tap the three bars at the top left to open the list of pages, then tap the page you want to open.
Page 1: From the beginning of history. Page 2: Rome and Carthage. Page 3: The Celtiberians. Page 4: The end of Carthage and the siege of Numantia. Page 5: The winds of change Page 6: Catholic Iberia and the rise of Islam Page 7: The Islamic invasion of Iberia Page 8: Islamic Iberia Page 9: The Catholic re-conquest Page 10: King Alfonso the wise Page 11: Nasrid and Merini Page 12: How to win the crown of Castile Page 13:The last emir 14: A New World 15: The Spanish Queen of England 16: A Catholic Queen of England 17: The Spanish King of England 18: The first Brexit 19: The hard Brexit 20: The Armada 21 Bonaparte 22: The War of Independence 23: Franco 24: Marbella and Benidorm 25: Cold War Spain 26: Democratic Spain 27: Modern Spain.
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The history of the Spanish peninsula has been pivotal to the history of the modern world. Spain has been invaded, conquered and re-conquered more than any other country in Europe and her soil is steeped in the blood of all the western civilizations that have risen and fallen over the last ten thousand years. Warriors, farmers and traders from as far as the Urals, Syria, Egypt and Africa have all fought for her lands. The discovery of the Americas and their subjugation was led from here, and for a while, Spain was the greatest superpower on the world stage.
Real history is made up of greed, jealousy, hatred and a lust for power and dominance over others. This history is dedicated to the storytellers with pens and paintbrushes who apply a gloss of civilisation to the never ending story.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin