Wednesday, April 25, 2007


300 years ago today the battle of Almansa started. This battle placed Catalunya under spanish government, making Castellano the official language and starting the suppression of Catalan. As a sign against this imperialist movement, I will start learning Catalan next week (there are lectures at my university...)

Interesting factoid found in a blog (from where I shamelessly stole the image):
The city of Xàtiva was burned, and its name changed to San Felipe in order to punish it. In memory of these facts, nowadays the portrait of the monarch still hangs upside down in the local museum of L'Almodí.

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