History Snippets

History Snippets September 2021

September 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Murcian Matadors: Women of the Bullring. Ernest Hemingway in Spain, 1927 (with a bull) The great American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, had a considerable passion for Spanish bullfighting, which he saw as [...]

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History Snippets August 2021

August 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Ice Ice Baby In February 1935, a tiny baby girl was found abandoned amongst a load of fresh fish, in a fish ice-box, at an unnamed location (probably in the environs [...]

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History Snippets July 2021

July 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Spain and the Beautiful Game On 6th August 1927, the Aberdeen Press and Journal published an article on the rise of ‘futbol’ in Spain. The piece was written by an unnamed [...]

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History Snippets June 2021

June 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Suits You, Sir! Late 19th century view of Aguilas The port town of Aguilas has long been a favourite with ex-patriots from the British Isles. Indeed, 67 years ago, on October [...]

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History Snippets May 2021

May 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

The Chaste Diana Bandits Diana the Huntress, by Cametti (1720) America had its tough outlaws and robbers in the 1930’s, such as the gun-toting Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie [...]

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History Snippets April 2021

April 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Pedro Garcia; Motorised Toreador The St James Gazette was a London evening newspaper published between 1880 and 1905. In 1905, the Gazette ceased publication as a consequence of its merger with [...]

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