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. 35: The Peninsular War

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SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 35: The Peninsular War
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The Napolean and his troops have moved into Spain to head for Portugal, but they’ve decided to stay. Spain, at the time France’s ally, doesn’t take kindly to that, and a war to get rid of invaders breaks out. On paper it should have been a cake-walk for the French, but the tenacious Spanish resistence which relied heavily on guerrilla warfare, would wear the enemy down. The British support would also prove decisive. It would become Napoleon’s Vietnam, or the cause of his personal ulcer, as he would describe it. Listen and learn more!

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SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 35: The Peninsular War

Goya’s legendary painting “3 de Mayo”

The Napolean and his troops have moved into Spain to head for Portugal, but they’ve decided to stay. Spain, at the time France’s ally, doesn’t take kindly to that, and a war to get rid of invaders breaks out. On paper it should have been a cake-walk for the French, but the tenacious Spanish resistence which relied heavily on guerrilla warfare, would wear the enemy down. The British support would also prove decisive. It would become Napoleon’s Vietnam, or the cause of his personal ulcer, as he would describe it. Listen and learn more!

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Remembering the 11M Madrid Train Bombings

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Remembering the 11M Madrid Train Bombings
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2024 marks the 20th anniversary of that fateful March 11th when ten packpacks full of explosives went off almost simultaneously in four different commuter trains in Madrid at the height of rush hour. The result was a massacre of unthinkable proportions. 193 people were killed and nearly 2,000 wounded, some maimed permamently. It was a day to remember (and forget) in Spanish history. Listen and learn more. 

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Remembering the 11M Madrid Train Bombings

(Image: Paul White)

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of that fateful March 11th when ten packpacks full of explosives went off almost simultaneously in four different commuter trains in Madrid at the height of rush hour. The result was a massacre of unthinkable proportions. 193 people were killed and nearly 2,000 wounded, some maimed permamently. It was a day to remember (and forget) in Spanish history. Listen and learn more. 

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True Crime Update: more on the Morate de Tajuña murder case

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True Crime Update: more on the Morate de Tajuña murder case
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If this story weren’t strange and tragic enough enough as it was, three weeks after the discovery of a heinous triple murder in small town in Spain, a twist in the plot has stunned the nation as the confessed killer loses control again and commits another atrocious crime. This time while in jail. Listen and learn more.

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True Crime Update: more on the Morate de Tajuña murder case

(Image: Agencia EFE)

If this story weren’t strange and tragic enough enough as it was, three weeks after the discovery of a heinous triple murder in small town in Spain, a twist in the plot has stunned the nation as the confessed killer loses control again and commits another atrocious crime. This time while in jail. Listen and learn more.

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Spanish History 101, ep. 34: Carlos IV and Godoy

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Spanish History 101, ep. 34: Carlos IV and Godoy
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Spain has experienced a period of growth and progress under king Carlos III, but his son, Carlos IV, will let that quickly slip away as his ineptitude during a time of major political and social turmoil in Europe, will compromise Spain’s situation. And before we know it, Spain will be occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte. Listen and learn more. Enjoy!

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Spanish History 101, ep. 34: Carlos IV and Godoy

Spain has experienced a period of growth and progress under king Carlos III, but his son, Carlos IV, will let that quickly slip away as his ineptitude during a time of major political and social turmoil in Europe, will compromise Spain’s situation. And before we know it, Spain will be occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte. Listen and learn more. Enjoy!

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A Spanish True Crime Tragedy

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A Spanish True Crime Tragedy
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This week we are shifting gears and focusing on a different subject: a recent true crime in Spain. Three elderly family members from a small town outside Madrid were found murdered in their home. They had been beaten to death. The news rocked the community and baffled the nation. It soon came out that for years they had been victims of an internet scam called the military romance con. They were ruined financially, and eventually killed. Listen and learn more about this shocking tragedy

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