Spanish History 101, EP 37: Isabel II (1833-1868)

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Spanish History 101, EP 37: Isabel II (1833-1868)
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We are now looking at the middle of the 19th Century when Spain slowly but fairly steadily begins to evolve into a a constitutional monarchy, where parliament and prime ministers (and not monarchs) determine national and foreign policy. Meanwhile, Queen Isabel II is busy occupying her time with her countless lovers. It’s a very confusing period which hopefully we have been able to simplify somewhat. The end of her reign would spell the end of the House of Bourbon in Spain, but only for a very brief time.

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Spanish History 101, EP 37: Isabel II (1833-1868)

We are now looking at the middle of the 19th Century when Spain slowly but fairly steadily begins to evolve into a a constitutional monarchy, where parliament and prime ministers (and not monarchs) determine national and foreign policy. Meanwhile, Queen Isabel II is busy occupying her time with her countless lovers. It’s a very confusing period which hopefully we have been able to simplify somewhat. The end of her reign would spell the end of the House of Bourbon in Spain, but only for a very brief time.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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FILM REVIEW: Hispanoamerica

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FILM REVIEW: Hispanoamerica
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I’ve never done a film review to date, but this time we decided to look at a recent documentary that has come out featuring Hispanic America and the legacy off Spain on it. It’s the second in a series bent on reversing the infamous Black Legend which has affected Spain for decades. It’s an attractive revisionist story with beautiful filming and stunning revelations about this amazing culture of Latin America. But has it lived up to its expectations? Listen and I’ll let you know.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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FILM REVIEW: Hispanoamerica

I’ve never done a film review to date, but this time we decided to look at a recent documentary that has come out featuring Hispanic America and the legacy off Spain on it. It’s the second in a series bent on reversing the infamous Black Legend which has affected Spain for decades. It’s an attractive revisionist story with beautiful filming and stunning revelations about this amazing culture of Latin America. But has it lived up to its expectations? Listen and I’ll let you know.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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The Beata Dolores: the Inquisition’s true last victim

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The Beata Dolores: the Inquisition’s true last victim
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Legend often had it that the last victim of the Inquisition was a teacher named Cayetano Ripoll, but technically that wasn’t true. It was a blind nun from Seville known as the Beata Dolores. In 1781, she earned the dubious honor of being the true final victim. The circumstances were especially tragic. Listen and learn more.

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The Beata Dolores: the Inquisition’s true last victim

(An inaccurate depiction of the execution, as the nuna Beata Dolores was already dead before being put in the bonfire)

Legend often had it that the last victim of the Inquisition was a teacher named Cayetano Ripoll, but technically that wasn’t true. It was a blind nun from Seville known as the Beata Dolores. In 1781, she earned the dubious honor of being the true final victim. The circumstances were especially tragic. Listen and learn more.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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The Last Victim of the Inquisition! Sort of!

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The Last Victim of the Inquisition! Sort of!
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A schoolmaster in Valencia, Spain, named Cayetano Ripoll is often cited as the last reported victim of the Spanish Inquisition when he was hanged in 1826 for heresy. It’s not entirely accurate, but not off-base either. What is unquestionable is that he was a defender of free-thinking and paid the ultimate price for it. Listen and learn more.

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The Last Victim of the Inquisition! Sort of!

(The Inquisition Tribunal by Goya)

A schoolmaster in Valencia, Spain, named Cayetano Ripoll is often cited as the last reported victim of the Spanish Inquisition when he was hanged in 1826 for heresy. It’s not entirely accurate, but not off-base either. What is unquestionable is that he was a defender of free thinking and paid the ultimate price for it. Listen and learn more.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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Spanish History 101, EP. 36. Fernando VII

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Spanish History 101, EP. 36. Fernando VII
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The end of the Spanish War of Independence resulted in the departure of Napoleon’s troops and the return of Fernando VII as king, one of the most controversial and despised monarchs in Spanish history for his repudiation of the constitution and his general incompetence. On top of that, Spain’s empire all but disappears. Listen and learn more.

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Spanish History 101, EP. 36. Fernando VII

The end of the Spanish War of Independence resulted in the departure of Napoleon’s troops and the return of Fernando VII as king, one of the most controversial and despised monarchs in Spanish history for his repudiation of the constitution and his general incompetence. On top of that, Spain’s empire all but disappears. Listen and learn more.

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button at www.brianmurdock.net or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

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