36. Under new management

Episode 37 October 21, 2018 00:23:53
36. Under new management
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36. Under new management
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Show Notes

While the conquistadors were off exploring and conquering the Americas, back in Spain change was afoot. Ferdinand and Isabella both died within the first couple of decades of the 1500s, and this set off an ugly political struggle. The end result was that Spain would come under control of a new family of kings, and would become part of a much larger and more powerful political unit.

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