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The Golden Age of Spain

History; Literature & Arts
4.8 out of 5 From 118 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • CAN I WATCH LATER? Yes! Sign-up and we'll email you a recording
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 From 118 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

In this series we explore the Golden Age of Spain - from the later middle ages until the death of King Charles II in 1700. Each episode will be centred around a specific topic that will explore how the Spanish empire develops, who were the main players, its challenges and moments of glory.

1 - Medieval Iberia: understanding the background of what happened in the Iberian peninsula before the formation of the empire. From the Visigoths, through the Muslim kingdom of Al-Andalus to the end of the Spanish Reconquista in 1492.

2 - The Monarchs of the Golden Age: a comprehensive study of each of the 7 monarchs from 1492 until 1700 that would rule Spain and its empire.

3 - Empire and Exploration; how did Spain end up acquiring so much land? We focus this week on learning the confines of their expansion and exploration from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. *please note this is a lecture that will cover the sensitive topic of slavery*

4 - Art and Literature in the Golden Age: we discover the true essence of the Golden Age as Spain becomes one of the most prolific countries developing world class authors and artists. Highlights - Velazquez & Cervantes

5 - Religion: do you want to learn the truth about the Spanish Inquisition? This will be your lecture. Learn about the religious turmoil in Spain during the Golden Age.

6 - Economy & End of the Empire: we assess Spain's main problem: money. We will also cover its downfall following the war of Spanish succession

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
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Meet the Host, Lillian

Dr Lillian Cespedes Gonzalez is a historian with a PhD from the university of Winchester, and tour guide based in the south of England. She started tour guiding in 2010 in Winchester Cathedral and has been doing so since in one capacity or another. She has a passion for making history and culture accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, her tours and talks focus on history, heritage and those elements that make society and our communities special places. As a cultural historian, she is interested in art and food. She is also an avid traveler herself, and known for taking groups all over Europe as a holiday planner.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 From 118 reviews