On April 18, 1756 (Easter day) 12,000 French soldiers landed in Ciutadella under the command of the Duke of Richelieu. That same day the 300 English soldiers from the Ciutadella garrison had withdrawn towards Maó, and the juries of the old capital offered no resistance to occupy the city. The French troops, crossing the island,. . .
The Balearic slingers emerged in the main European armies of antiquity as true elite units. Their skill with the sling, until then a throwing weapon of goatherds without use on a large scale, led them to fight copper in contests that decided history and shaped our environment as we know it. That is why we. . .
The English reoccupied Menorca in 1798 in response to the alliance of Spain and France in the treaty of San Ildefonso. Thus began the last British domination of the Island that lasted 4 years and during which the Castle of San Felipe and new defense towers were rebuilt, so that this time was highlighted by. . .
The Consorcio Militar de Menorca recommends one of his published books, the author of which is Marcos Seguí Pons from Menorca, commander of Artillery and descendant of one of the participants in the war conflict that is the object of the work. Marcos Seguí’s book is situated in the historical context of the War of. . .
The theatrical show and the guided tour “La Sombra de La Mola” is a monologue by Carlos Garrido, performed by Josep Mercadal, in which one of the various legends and stories about the Fortress of Isabel II that circulated among the soldiers is explained. who were doing their compulsory military service, and the inmates of. . .
Why did England notice this piece of land in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea? What was it about Menorca that caused so much interest in Great Britain? Well, it was nothing other than the great port of Mahón. A place from where you could do business and, in addition, it allowed to deploy a. . .
In April 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, which put an end to the War of the Spanish Succession. The great beneficiary of it was England, which obtained economic advantages with commercial concessions and increased its territories; Spain put an end to its international hegemony and the commercial monopoly with America, but the loss. . .
Undoubtedly, the eastern part of the island is the one that brings together the most defensive-military monuments of Menorca. This is logical if we take into account that the sea was the only entrance to Menorca years ago, and that the port of Mahón was the most coveted on the island, because it is located. . .
In 1771 an order was given to build a settlement for the workers who built the Castillo de San Felipe, apart from the garrison of the fort and their families, which was located between Cala Corb and Cales Fonts. This new “arraval” had a layout in which the main square predominated, which had to be. . .
The chapel that had existed in the castle of San Felipe had been covered by successive demolitions and remained hidden until recently. Discovering it was possible thanks to Philip Denis, who brought a map from the British archive of Kew Gardens, in London, which facilitated its location. It is documented that in 1589 the chapel. . .