In retaliation and in revenge for its defeat, it carried out a widespread massacre of civilians on the night of 13-14 June. On 13 June 1938, the National Army (EN) advanced towards
The terrorist attacks by socialists, communists and anarchists against the Falangists followed a methodical approach throughout Spain aimed at exterminating the blue shirts. The Spanish left, following Gramsci's models of cultural mutation,
The forces that occupied the village did not kill a single civilian. After learning of the effects of the bombing, Franco forbade Italian and German aircraft from carrying out similar actions. On
The Holodomor, however much it was concealed or denied for years, has become the greatest rift separating two peoples, who by history, language and culture should be described as brothers. The fusion
Ukraine belongs to what one historian has coined "the lands of blood". Today we can sadly paraphrase that famous expression: "Poor Ukraine, so far from God and so close to Russia" Subtítulo 02
First, a general rearmament around NATO is urgently needed. Second, liquidate the ecological transition and create nuclear power plants to have clean energy of our own, without depending on Putin. A tank
The English word for the country derives from the Russian "U Kraina": the border. This territory has always been a frontier, hence the ups and downs of its history Iwrite these lines
We all now about the independent Catalan republic (that of 2017) lasting less than a minute. But did you know that another attempt in 1931 was also thwarted after just 10 hours?
The order was allegedly given by Alexander Orlov, head of the NKVD, the Russian espionage, who was also involved in the kidnapping and assassination of Andreu Nin, leader of the POUM, on Stalin's orders.
The 250th reserve battalion, nicknamed 'Aunt Bernarda', was one of the best units of the Blue Division and avenged, wielding knives and bayonets, the Spaniards killed by the Russians.
We saw in 2017 that the nobody will write songs or poems about the bravery of the Catalan leaders, but this seems to be a trait since the beginning of the 20th century.
Today we commemorate the 450th anniversary of the decisive battle that prevented Islam from controlling the Mediterranean.
Another tale of raids in the coast of England, this time perpetrated by brave Castilian soldiers whose only reason not to raze London was that they "had already proved enough".
Life is full of sweet and intense moments that mark our destiny. People that we know and that trace a path that we will never erase from our memory. Life is full of good
On the day of 19 July 1808, one of the most important open field clashes in Spanish history took place: the Battle of Bailén. Taking advantage of the 213th anniversary of the start of
The language of sculpture The famous Renaissance artist, Michelangelo Buonarrotti, on finishing his most realistic work, Moses, looking at it carefully and overwhelmed by the expression on his imposing and magnificent face, struck him
90 years on from the mass burning of churches in the Second Republic: the madness that Azaña refused to stopManuel P. Villatoro2022-06-12T21:03:47+00:00
On 11 May 1931, a torrent of anti-clerical violence broke out in the capital, leading to the burning of convents. The government, on the ropes, was forced to bring the army into the streets
The Battle of Cerignola, the beginning of Spanish hegemony on the battlefields thanks to the Gran CapitánDario Madrid2021-09-19T23:49:37+00:00
It was 518 years ago today, 28 April 1503, that the Battle of Cerignola took place between the Gran Capitán's army and the French under Luis de Armagnac, who was killed in the battle.
And they wanted to conquer it in 4 hours… the humiliating English defeat of the Spanish Empire at Las PalmasManuel P. Villatoro2021-09-19T23:50:09+00:00
In 1595, the English corsair swooped on the city with the aim of plundering the Spaniards; he was scalded. The other day I was, how naive me, browsing through a well-known series platform
This 15 March marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Spanish Society of Natural History (SEHN), which, by Royal Decree of 3 July 1903, was conferred the title of "Royal" (RSEHN). It is
When a defeat of the great British sailor is mentioned, one usually thinks of his failed attempt against Tenerife in 1797, which also cost him his right arm. But there was one other occasion,
This article is illustrated with a photo of "La cocina de la Ángeles", a famous painting by Murillo currently on display in the Louvre in Paris, which was stolen by Marshal Soult. Plunder and pillage
The stories involving fraud and left wing parties in Spain are many. In this case, the indecisiveness of the right wing parties helped the left to turn the elections of 1931.
Neither the Spanish Armada nor Rocroi: this was the true great catastrophe of the Spanish Empire. Victories are sons of many parents and defeats usually orphans, except in Spain. Victims of a kind
Luis Gorrochategui presents in a book the "greatest Spanish victory over the British." A milestone in which first María Pita and her fellows rejected the charge of the English ships in La Coruña, and
Nobody dies forever. They say that nobody dies forever, that death does not exist as long as someone remembers us, as long as someone mentions us or has us in mind. They say that
There are events in the History of Spain that are significant for their importance or for the enormous significance that they acquire over time. Simple meetings, pacts or arrangements, which sometimes go unnoticed, or
It is only recently that the Basque people claim not to be Spanish. Back in the Middle Ages, they preferred to belong to Castile rather than England.
Santiago Fernández Menéndez analyses in the "Study of King Ferdinand VI's disease" (University of Oviedo), the medical condition that affected the son of Felipe V in his last year of life. The final
Did you know that the Spanish word "bicoca" comes from a battle in which the army of Carlos I of Spain and V of Germany defeated the French and Venetians on 27 April 1522?
May 2nd n the 2nd of May 1808, the people of Madrid, seeing that members of the royal family are being taken north and observing the threatening presence of foreigners in their streets, explode
I am going to tell you a story that you surely missed at school: the repression of witchcraft in Germany caused more victims than the Spanish Inquisition during its entire existence. In the territories
Paulino Alcántara: El filipino de Iloilo que se convirtió en la primera estrella del fútbol asiáticoAnri Ichimura2021-09-20T14:58:37+00:00
Paulino Alcántara sigue ostentando el récord de ser el jugador más joven en debutar en el FC Barcelona. Hace más de 100 años, uno de los mejores futbolistas vivos no era otro que
On 10 August 997, one of those events took place that marked a before and after in historical processes. The sacking by Almanzor of the city containing one of the most important Christian relics in
Heroine of the War of Independence On 19 July 1808, in Bailén, Napoleon's army, the most powerful in the world, was defeated for the first time by the heterogeneous Spanish army under the command
Known for his plundering of silver from Spanish ships, Francis Drake was a much-feared English explorer in the 16th century. In 1589, after having plundered the port of Nombre de Dios in Panama, the city
Despite the heavy defeat, our people behaved with such bravery that even the French recognised it. At Rocroi they beated us, but even when bent and disjointed we also fought back, right down
On March 26, 1929, this biplane broke the record of flight duration over the sea ofor a land aircraft. Among all the adventures that our aviation history treasures, Easter is very fond
When we talk about slaves and America, the first images that come to mind are the huge cotton plantations where slaves brought from Africa work from sun to sun. But there were other slaves, white