Spanish History 101, EP33: Carlos III and Enlightened Spain

Today we are going to talk about one of the most popular and successful kings of Spain, Carlos III, who ruled from 1759 to 1788. He took the Age of Reason to new heights in Spain at a time when it was dearly in need of modernizing. The results were mixed, but there is no doubt that the dynamic, energetic, talented and affable Carlos left an indeleble mark on Spain and especially its capital, Madrid. Listen and learn more. 

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