Imperial Entanglements is an AHRC funded project in the Hispanic Studies Department of Warwick University which aims to transform our understanding of the entangled relations between the British and Spanish Empires during the 18th and 19th centuries, by foregrounding a new transoceanic history/geography defined by interimperial subjects such as the Basques.

Its core objective is to reconstruct the histories and afterlives of two Basque commercial families, the Larrinagas and the Zuluetas, and the dense web of transoceanic and translocal economic and cultural connections they created in the triangular network linking the UK, the Basque Country, and Spain’s principal remaining colonies in Cuba and the Philippines. The website for the project can be found here: Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

The blog portion of the project aims to showcase research that is being conducted as part of the project as well as wider Anglo-Iberian topics being addressed within the research community. If you would like to write a post for us, please send an email to: