When in 1802 Menorca passed definitively into Spanish hands, the economic and social shock on the island was significant. The abolition of historical jurisdictions and privileges, as in the rest of Spain, together with the introduction of new customs and taxation in the rest of the country, managed to quickly make us forget the growth. . .
In the context of the War of Succession to the Spanish throne at the beginning of the 18th century (a veritable international conflagration between European powers of the time), English troops occupied the Rock of Gibraltar (1704) and the island of Menorca on behalf of Charles of Austria. (1708). Through the Treaty of Utrecht (1713),. . .
The history of Menorca has served as a stimulus over the years, and continues to do so, for many artists to find the inspiration they need to create their works of art. This is the case, for example, of the Menorcan writer Jesús Beltrán Andreu (Maó, 1972), who six years ago wrote his second novel. . .
Tactics and geographical scope Menorcan privateers acted throughout the western Mediterranean, but mainly in the area between Spain, North Africa, Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia. Occasionally, and as already mentioned, there have been raids on the Atlantic, Baltic and North Sea. 75 percent of the corsairs were based in the port of Mahon, although there were. . .
Crews In the period for which more data is available, the average number of crew members on each ship is just over 50. In general, this figure was not used to exceed and only 14 per 100 of the registered ships had more than 100 crew. Originally, the crews were made up of seafarers. However,. . .
Financing The Menorcan corsican was organized as a true commercial enterprise. The procedure was to set up a company whose main shareholders used to appear as the owner and the captain of the corsair ship. This company acquired the ship, equipped it and hired the crew. People from all social and economic levels, including the. . .
The English garrison and other besieged in San Felipe the day they surrendered numbered 3,101 people: 2 lieutenant generals, 1 field marshal, 3 colonels, 4 lieutenant colonels, 11 majors, 38 captains, 80 lieutenants, 27 second lieutenants, 2,501 between sergeants, corporals and soldiers, 3 chaplains, 17 surgeons and doctors, 3 advisers, 154 women, 221 children and. . .
On the occasion of Armed Forces Day 2022, the Alaior City Council and the General Command of the Balearic Islands have organized a Flag Swearing-in for civilian personnel, the purpose of which is to allow Spaniards who, without being linked to the Armed Forces with a professional, can express their commitment to the defense of. . .
On Saturday the race returns in miles that crosses emblematic spaces of the Port of Mahón such as the Naval Base, Pinto Island or La Mola Fortress. The 10/5 Miles City of Mahón is a race through the historical and natural heritage of the Port of Mahón that Unisport Consulting has been organizing for seven. . .
After almost two months weakening the fort with artillery, on January 6, 1782, the final assault began. The Duke of Crillón went with his aides and generals to the Talaiot de Trepucó, from where a volley of rifles was launched, followed by another from the French and another from the Germans (the French were camped. . .