24 May | MRT | No Comments

Charles III of Spain and the concept of enlightened absolutism

To be able to better understand the reign of Charles III and its influence on Madrid, we have to understand his mentality and how it affected his decision-making which, in turn, would leave its mark on not only how Madrid would look but also influence the lifestyle of its inhabitants.   Enlightened Absolutism was a …

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Charles III. Madrid’s best mayor

Spain has had a number of kings who have definitely left their mark on Madrid. Charles III was the third son of Philip V, the first king of the Bourbon dynasty whose monarchy begins in 1700 and ends in 1746, was certainly one of them. At the young age of fifteen, he’s sent to reign …

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