Mariano González-Arnao: “1492: A Serious Historical Mistake”
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What two 16th-century Spanish saints, who are also major figures in Spanish literature, were of Jewish origin?
Mariano González-Arnao is a veteran jurist, lecturer and writer, and has been a prominent member of the managing staff of the International Relations Department of Spanish Public Television. His major area of interest is history, and he has participated in numerous debates and conferences and written a great number of essays and articles on the subject, the most well-known being “Los naúfragos de la Armada Invencible” (which more or less means “The victims of the Invincible Armada”) and “Derrota y muerte de Sir Francis Drake” (“The Defeat and Death of Sir Francis Drake”).
On Wednesday, October 29, Gonzalez-Arnao will be giving a talk in Spanish on the topic “1492: A Serious Historical Mistake”. The lecture will take place at 7 pm, at the Centro Sefarad-Israel , Calle Mayor, 69, in Madrid, and admission is free.
He spoke with us about what took place in 1492, and the importance of that year in Spanish history.