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

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