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CFP: Anglo-Spanish Lives in Port Cities

3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Project 'Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy'  9-10 August 2019 Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool UK Port-cities in Britain are known and studied as crossroads and gateways of empire. People, ideas, goods, money, etc. flowed in and out of these porous urban environments. … Continue reading CFP: Anglo-Spanish Lives in Port Cities

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Patriotic ‘Othering’ in Anglo-Spanish Relations

Eighteenth century London newspapers did not especially enjoy a reputation of being kind to foreigners in the columns that they printed. A constant (usually) low-level, xenophobia was maintained when describing life and people in places other than Britain. This xenophobia increased when Britain entered into a state of war with another European country. During the … Continue reading Patriotic ‘Othering’ in Anglo-Spanish Relations

Autumn Anglo-Spanish Reading List

The days are growing darker and the mornings much colder here at Warwick. It is perfect reading weather and so we are going to do an annotated Anglo-Spanish reading list in preparation for the coming reading season. The list is by no means comprehensive and reflects only some of the books that the project participants … Continue reading Autumn Anglo-Spanish Reading List

CFP: Zulueta 360: ‘The trial of Pedro de Zulueta on a Charge of Slave Trading’ (1844) in Context

The workshop will take place at The Wallace Collection in London 20 November 2018 The Zulueta family name is not very well known outside of Basque and some slave trade historiography. However, one of the family members, Pedro José de Zulueta (1809-82) is unique for two reasons. Pedro José de Zulueta was put on trial … Continue reading CFP: Zulueta 360: ‘The trial of Pedro de Zulueta on a Charge of Slave Trading’ (1844) in Context

Codependent Empires Conference Wrap-up

If you stand on the ramparts of the Fuerte de San Diego in Acapulco, Mexico, and look directly South-East, you will see the point of land around which the Manila Galleon would come in order to safely approach the port of Acapulco in order to unload its precious cargo. The fort, which is now the … Continue reading Codependent Empires Conference Wrap-up

The Larrinaga family: from Mundaka to Liverpool

This post introduces the second of the Anglo-Basque merchant families whose trans-imperial networks are at the heart of the Imperial Entanglements project: the Larrinaga family of Mundaka and Liverpool. Early in 1861, a young Basque couple arrived at Ann Jones’s boarding house in Liverpool’s St Paul’s Square. Ramón de Larrinaga, aged 28, was a master … Continue reading The Larrinaga family: from Mundaka to Liverpool

CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

13-14 July 2018, Museo Histórico de Acapulco 'Fuerte de San Diego', Acapulco, Mexico  Conference Theme: The historiography on empires and imperial rivalries is abundant. The stories of the rise and fall of Rome, Carthage, Persia, Byzantium, Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, etc., are all well worn territory for a variety of historians. Empires have been compared … Continue reading CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 3

Editor's Note: This is the last installment of a three part post. Please see the previous two posts for parts one and two. Installment One ; Installment Two   The End of the Trial By the time the Court of Prize Appeal met on 20 November, the commission that had been sent to Spain on … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 3

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a three part post. Please see the previous post for the first installment.   The Jesús, Maria, y José in the Court of Prize Appeal The records of the Court of Prize Appeal do not stipulate why it took approximately one year and three months for José … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 2

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 1

Editors Note: Most of the posts on this blog so far have focused on Anglo-Spanish entanglements which took place either in the Americas or through correspondence. The following three posts change that focus to encounters that occurred either in Britain or Spain as a consequence of legal cases within the British prize court system during … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 1