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Spain through British Eyes, 1898-1936

King Alfonso and Princess Ena

When: Fri 30 May 2014, 10.00-17.00

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £25 / £15 concessions

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The expansion of education, travel and publishing during the first third of the 20th century brought about an extraordinary transformation in British knowledge about Spain and Spanish culture. Ordinary British people now had opportunities to tour the country, or to bring Spanish culture into their own homes. They were thus able to see beyond the image of an exotic and primitive land, marked by religious extremism and the so-called 'black legend'. 

Join experts in art, education, history, literature, music, popular culture and travel to explore the changing place of Spanish culture in the early 20th-century British imagination and how a new generation of Spanish experts - journalists, entrepreneurs, performers, academics, linguists and critics - emerged at that time.

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