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Spain's supreme court rules that Franco's remains should be moved - expert comment.

Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the Spanish Supreme Court's ruling that the remains of Francisco Franco should be moved from the mausoleum of the Valley of the Fallen to a cemetery at El Pardo just north of Madrid.

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Wed 25 Sep 2019, 11:47 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Hispanic Studies, Europe, History, Spain

Vote for Catalan independence: "A question of an illegal vote confronted by political intransigence"

Spanish police have detained 14 Catalan officials involved in organising an independence vote declared illegal by Spain’s government.

Thousands protested in the streets as a response to the government’s actions. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies comments on why tensions in Catalonia are boiling over now

An Anglo-Spanish Victorian in the Midlands

Warwick Department of Hispanic Studies' Dr Kirsty Hooper introduces Juan Bautista Luis Augurio Perera, co-founder of Lawn Tennis: "The Gem-Perera origin story for lawn tennis is now widely known and Perera has his own Wikipedia page, but the man himself remains something of an enigma...  

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 17:02 | Tags: Hispanic Studies