Talk:Enlightenment in Spain

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Did Britain devastated Spain New World empire during the Anglo-Spanish war (1727-1729)?[edit]

Reading the text I understand that Britain devastate spanish empire in America and prevent the gold shipments:

Britain elected to devastate Spain's New World empire and her gold shipments, hoping to prevent Philip from buying the Austrians into intervention; the plan succeeded

But the Wikipedia article about that war [1]did not mention anything like that!. Indeed it says:

Britain had tried to use its naval power early in the dispute, by blockading Porto Bello in Panama but the attempt proved a disaster, in which 4,000 men were lost to disease. The main objective of the blockade had been to prevent Spanish galleons leaving and sailing for Spain, but the blockaders failed to do this - and eventually withdrew.

What plan succeed? the devastation (like article seems to suggest) or the Treaty of Hannover to prevent Austrian aid? (No irony here, it's a real question!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bornava (talkcontribs) 09:27, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

Wow, the article is great, as early as now, somebody should suggest giving this article featured article status. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.138.180.34 (talk) 03:37, 20 April 2005 (UTC)

Title[edit]

Why is this article titled "Enlightenment in Spain" rather than "Bourbon Spain"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.4.96.75 (talk) 02:57, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

That is a very good question, except that there is no good answer. This should be moved to Bourbon Spain or some similar dynastic/political category. Vague periods are for discussing vague concepts like art styles and culture; they're not for dealing with specific regimes. — LlywelynII 14:17, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Somewhat problematic. Bourbon monarchs in Spain ruled from 1700 to 1808, from 1813 to 1868, from 1874 to 1931, and from 1975 to the present. The dynasty has long outlived the Enlightenment era. An article on Bourbon Spain would likely have a scope from the final year of the 17th century to the 21st century. Dimadick (talk) 22:12, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Q[edit]

Can anyone who watches this page direct me to a relatively brief, in English, but authoritative account of when, how and why the Mesta collapsed? Thanks, Slrubenstein | Talk 00:53, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Spanish_War_(1727–1729)