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25.7.2020The "Victory" of Alcudia: Which Victory?
Festa de la Mare de Déu de la Victoria refers to a victory, but there are three possible victories, one of which against pirate invaders is almost certainly not the correct victory.
21.6.2020Spring 1820: Abolition In Majorca
There was a public health crisis - the plague - which historically has overshadowed what were two significant developments in Majorca in June 1820. These concerned the Inquisition and the guilds.
30.5.2020The Noble Founding Of Colonia Sant Jordi
Colonia Sant Jordi was the first of the nineteenth century farming colonies to be founded.
23.4.2020Formentor, Wisdom And Tourism
The Hotel Formentor has been the venue for weeks of wisdom and congresses about the Majorcan mystic, Ramon Llull. It is also intimately linked to tourism development.
27.3.2020Fiction, Film and Football: Adolfo Vázquez
Adolfo Vázquez founded what was to become Real Mallorca and also wrote a novel that was made into a film in the 1920s.
21.3.2020Spring in Majorca
"In spring, the almond trees show off their branches full of white blossom like silver."
15.3.2020The Short Life Of Majorca's First Car
The first car arrived in 1897. There was great anticipation. It was not fulfilled.
7.3.2020From Paper To The City Of Lakes: Albufera
There was once a thriving paper factory in the Albufera wetland; then came tourism.
29.2.2020A Tuesday in March
The official introduction of the Balearics statutes of autonomy in 1983 was not an occasion for the celebrations that now accompany Balearics Day.
22.2.2020Carnival: Bull dung and nettles
Carnival in Majorca used to be unsophisticated and an occasion for playing tricks.
9.2.2020The Lives And Deaths Of Los Bravos
A legendary group, now re-created, and one marked by tragedy.
2.2.2020Agatha And The Rains Of Sencelles
Saint Agatha is the patron saint of Sencelles. But how did this patronage come about?