Spain On This Day - September 23
Posted in: History
Sep 23, 2019 - 1:15 AM

1568 – Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.
1572 - Rebel forces in the Belgian city of Mons surrender to the forces of Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, third Duke of Alba. He was governor-general of the Spanish Netherlands between 1567 and 1573, and was notorious for his tyranny and the tribunal he set up to try those suspected of rebellion and heresy. The court became known as the Council of Blood.

Spain On This Day - September 22
Posted in: History
Sep 22, 2019 - 6:42 AM

1458 - By Royal Provision issued by Henry IV, the demolition of the town of Estepona (Málaga), but finally the order was not carried out.
1586 – Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
1609 - In Valencia the expulsion of the moors is ordered.

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Steve Barclay, meets with representatives of UK Nationals in Madrid
Posted in: National
Sep 21, 2019 - 8:21 AM

They discussed the key issues affecting the more than 300,000 British citizens who have made Spain their home. During his visit to Madrid, the Secretary of State also spoke at an “Informative Breakfast” hosted by Spanish news agency Europa Press and met with business representatives. He also discussed the importance of citizens’ rights during his meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.

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Missing British man in the Benidorm area – help find him!
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Sep 21, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Mr Philip John PEARCE, who is 68 years old, was last seen on 9th September in Benidorm, and his family has not been able to find him since then.

Spain On This Day - September 21
Posted in: History
Sep 21, 2019 - 2:52 AM

0672 - Wamba was chosen king of the Visigoths in the Valladolid town of Gérticos after Wamba named in his honor.
1177 - Alfonso VIII< reconquers Cuenca for Castile, which was at the time a dependent of the Kingdom of León.

Spain On This Day - September 20
Posted in: History
Sep 20, 2019 - 1:14 AM

1519 - The Portuguese-born explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz province, on the service of the Spanish crown with about 270 men on what was to be the first successful voyage around the world. He was killed in the Philippines two years later.
1522 - Juan Sebastián Elcano took over command of the expedition. He brought the only surviving ship back home to Spain in 1522.

Spain On This Day - September 19
Posted in: History
Sep 19, 2019 - 12:33 AM

1580 - The author of Don Quijote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, was freed from captivity and enslavement in Algeria on 19th September 1580 following his capture while returning to Spain in 1575.

Spain On This Day - September 18
Posted in: History
Sep 18, 2019 - 1:45 AM

1502 - Christopher Columbus arrives in Honduras in his fourth and last voyage.
1544 - Francis I of France and Charles I of Spain (and Holy Roman Emperor), have signed La Paz of Crépy, which marked the exit of Carlos of the Italian War of 1542-1546.

Spain On This Day - September 17
Posted in: History
Sep 17, 2019 - 1:00 AM

1111 – Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as "King of Galicia".

Spain On This Day - September 16
Posted in: History
Sep 16, 2019 - 2:33 AM

1410 - The Christians conquer Antequera in Málaga which was under Muslim power

Spain On This Day - September 15
Posted in: History
Sep 15, 2019 - 1:23 AM

800 - The name Castilla appeared written for the first time replacing Bardulia.

Spain On This Day - September 14
Posted in: History
Sep 14, 2019 - 12:44 AM

1262 - Alfonso X the Wise conquered the city of Cadiz, until then under Andalusian domain.

Spain On This Day - September 13
Posted in: History
Sep 13, 2019 - 1:05 AM

1504 - Ferdinand and Isabella in Spain issued a royal decree ordering the erection of the Royal Chapel of Granada.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 5, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 5, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Dark clouds on the horizon in the Spanish pensions system which is failing to cope with the changing demographics.

The Sephardi and the keys to Spain
Posted in: Features
Dec 4, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The first Jews arrived after the conquest of Normandy in 1066, William of Normandy invited Jewish financiers from Rouen in northern France to come to England.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday November 30, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 30, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Galician construction group Copasa has linked with the British Fund InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, to bid for 5 billion € for the Plan for Roads Infrastructure (PIC in Spanish) announced by Mariano Rajoy in July, which corresponds to 2,000 kilometres of roads until 2021.

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