Bye, bye, Spain examines the bizarre nationalist obsession with some obscure and complex dynastic conflict some centuries back. Two facts only are worth remembering about Almansa: (i) once upon a time an English general with a French army beat a French general with an English one before its walls, and (ii) they sell rather nice sausages in the market.
- Born, not made
The Spanish, making progress with a backlog of untranslated English snowclones?
- The Holy Boys
Xavi Caballé has read a book which suggests that the 18th century predecessors of the Norfolk Regiment were thus called because
- Crisisssss – 4 fuets for 5€
Stallholders in Vilafranca del Penedès are slashing prices, but don’t let greed get the better of you.
- Will the trampoline mayor bounce back?
Tremp’s a curious backwater: greyscale your photos of the main street, thronged with nationalist-separatist flags, and it looks like small-town Nazi
- Jingoistic poem celebrating the Battle of Vigo Bay (1702)
Half roasted Frenchmen, some o’er Gratings Broil’d/Do mix with Spaniards in the Sea parboil’d;