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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The Amazing Madoz Geographic Dictionary

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The Amazing Madoz Geographic Dictionary
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Often just called “El Madoz”, this herculean work edited by Pascual Madoz was comprised of 16 huge volumes that covers, at least in theroy, each and every municipality in Spain and its then overseas possessions. Completed in 1850, it took 16 years to put together, which is not that bad considering the time and the size of this project. We took a look at just one town, a town we were following from a previous podcast, to give you an idea of just what kind of details we learned about a Spanish village from the 1840s. Listen and enjoy!

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The Amazing Madoz Geographic Dictionary

Often just called “El Madoz”, this herculean work edited by Pascual Madoz was comprised of 16 huge volumes that covers, at least in theroy, each and every municipality in Spain and its then overseas possessions. Completed in 1850, it took 16 years to put together, which is not that bad considering the time and the size of this project. We took a look at just one town, a town we were following from a previous podcast, to give you an idea of just what kind of details we learned about a Spanish village from the 1840s. Listen and 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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Let’s Open a Bottle, ep. 18: D.O. La Mancha

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Let’s Open a Bottle, ep. 18: D.O. La Mancha
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D.O. La Mancha. One of the largest wine regions, if not the largest wine region, in the world, and certainly the largest in Spain. For centuries, this flat. open land has been the perfect place for grape-growing and winemaking and the tradition continues to this day. The actual size of the region itself should give you an idea of how important it has been to the region and Spain over the years.  Probably more famous for making lowcost standard wine, it has been slowly making a concerted effort to offer higher quality, without compromising its attractive price tag. Listen and learn more.

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Let’s Open a Bottle, ep. 18: D.O. La Mancha

D.O. La Mancha. One of the largest wine regions, if not the largest wine region, in the world, and certainly the largest in Spain. For centuries, this flat. open land has been the perfect place for grape-growing and winemaking and the tradition continues to this day. The actual size of the region itself should give you an idea of how important it has been to the region and Spain over the years.  Probably more famous for making lowcost standard wine, it has been slowly making a concerted effort to offer higher quality, without compromising its attractive price tag. Listen and learn more.

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Spanish History 101, EP33: Carlos III and Enlightened Spain

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Spanish History 101, EP33: Carlos III and Enlightened Spain
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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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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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The truth behind Seville’s NO8DO symbol

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The truth behind Seville’s NO8DO symbol
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One of the symbols of Seville (you can find it on its flag) is an enigmatic emblem that reads NO8DO, which according to legend is an abbreviated form of “No me ha dejado” (It -i.e. Seville- hasn’t left me) in reference to the time when the city stood faithful to King Alfonso X during a civil war in the late 13th century. Is it true? Surprisingly, many guides will tell you it is. But listen and learn more. Enjoy!

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