The grandeur and instability of Spain

The rise and fall of the Spanish Empire

Does Spain wrestle with its imperial legacies in a similar way to Britain? How important has monarchy been to Spanish unity and is the narrative of a long decline a myth?

In this podcast, Professor Jeremy Black, author of A Brief History of Spain, talks to The Critic‘s political editor, Graham Stewart, about the grandeur, instability, and endurance of the Spanish nation.

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Music: “Modern Jazz Samba” Kevin MacLeod (
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