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Friday, 26 April 2013

The Irish and the Hispanic Monarchy: exhibition

An exhibition has opened in Valladolid, Spain, to explore Irish connections with the Hispanic monarchy during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

The Irish and the Hispanic Monarchy (1529-1800) – Connections in space and time
, contains fifty-one original documents and deals with Hispano-Irish relations and the relationship of the thousands of Irish immigrants with the Spanish monarchy throughout its dominions during the Hapsburg and Bourbon periods.

It covers both the traditional historiography of Spanish intervention in Ireland and the Wild Geese but also deals with new and lesser known areas such as in the field of gender and social history as well as Irish involvement in the Spanish Indies. Some of this material has not been previously available to the public or to researchers.

The exhibition also contains a section dedicated to Red Hugh O’Donnell, who was buried in Valladolid.

It will run until the end of June 2013 at the Archivo General de Simancas. For more information, click the image above.