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

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

The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (II)

Editor's note: This is the second of three adapted parts of the paper given at this summer's project workshop by co-investigator Joseba Gabilondo (Michigan State University). At the end of the previous post, we had arrived at the question of how long the British Zuluetas had been connected with the slave trade. In order to … Continue reading The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (II)

The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (I)

Publication Note: This is the first of three adapted parts of the paper given at this summer's project workshop by co-investigator Joseba Gabilondo (Michigan State University). My research centers on a Basque trading family that expanded on both sides of the Atlantic:  Cuba, England, and Spain. The importance of this research emerges from the most … Continue reading The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (I)

“The Room Where it Happens” Enforcing Neutrality in the West Indies During the American War of Independence

This is the last in our cross posting week with Defence-in-Depth, the blog of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. International agreements are often touted as great achievements of a nation’s foreign policy and are usually accompanied by great fanfare. Peace treaties, meant to offer some form of conflict resolution, and treaties which … Continue reading “The Room Where it Happens” Enforcing Neutrality in the West Indies During the American War of Independence

From the Archives: Versions of History in Two Collections: Assessing the Purpose and Conclusions of Compilers

This post is part of a week of cross posting between Imperial Entanglements and Defence-In-Depth, the blog of the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London There are few moments more satisfying, or tantalizing, for an historian than looking through the catalogue of an archive and discovering that it holds vast repositories of material relevant … Continue reading From the Archives: Versions of History in Two Collections: Assessing the Purpose and Conclusions of Compilers

The Antigallican Affair: British Foreign Policy and the Personalities of the Spanish Court in the Seven Years War

This post is part of a week of cross posting between Imperial Entanglements and Defence-In-Depth, the blog of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. The creation of foreign policy and the prosecution of war are often largely dependent on the personalities and circumstances of those in power. This is, perhaps, a disconcerting truth … Continue reading The Antigallican Affair: British Foreign Policy and the Personalities of the Spanish Court in the Seven Years War

Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”

The entanglements of the British and Spanish empires from the 17th to the 19th centuries spanned most littoral areas of the globe and touched on all aspects of society. From the abhorrent supply of African slaves by British citizens to Cuba, to the less well known feud over tea and fur trading monopolies in the … Continue reading Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”