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

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 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

MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS

Editor's note: Imperial Entanglements is hosting a one day workshop at Warwick University called "News Then and News Now: Imperial Entanglements and Transoceanic Networks in Anglo-Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy". The programme and all other information can be found here: Imperial Entanglements Workshop 2017 In the next few weeks the blog will be featuring posts/previews … Continue reading MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS

‘To all practical purposes a British merchant’: Pedro José de Zulueta and his family in 1843

1843 was not a good summer for the young Anglo-Basque merchant Pedro de Zulueta. As we learned in three previous entries on this blog (entry 1; entry 2; entry 3), one quiet August morning, having just arrived at his office ‘which [was] situated in the most conspicuous spot in the City of London’ (ix), he … Continue reading ‘To all practical purposes a British merchant’: Pedro José de Zulueta and his family in 1843

A Burden of Proof: Pedro de Zulueta’s Acquittal

[Author's note: this is the third post about Pedro de Zulueta's trial on charges of slave trading. Please see the previous two blogs, Zulueta on Trial and In his Own Defence for context on the trial. Please see the blog's first post for a more general context on Anglo-Iberian suppression of the slave trade.] When … Continue reading A Burden of Proof: Pedro de Zulueta’s Acquittal

Zulueta on Trial: The London Press and the case of the Slave Ship Augusta

[Author's note: this will be a three part post with the second and third part being posted in the next two weeks. Please see the blog's first post for more context on the Zulueta family and their involvement in the slave trade.] Pedro de Zulueta, the son of the patriarch of the Zulueta merchant family … Continue reading Zulueta on Trial: The London Press and the case of the Slave Ship Augusta