Catherine II’s interest in Menorca became even more evident, if possible, in 1781, in the context of her minister Potemkin’s policy. The British historian William Coxe, who handled abundant diplomatic documentation, assures that England was willing in 1781 to cede the Island to the Czarina, in exchange for certain conditions. Of course Russia always aspired. . .
Last Friday, October 28, the Military Archbishop of Spain, Monsignor Juan Antonio Aznárez Cobo, carried out a pastoral visit to our Island. Specifically, the Monsignor had the opportunity to see the Castle of San Felipe, the Fortress of Isabel II ( La Mola) and the Naval Base, in the port of Mahón, where he officiated. . .
In the second half of the 18th century, Catherine II of Russia showed special interest in acquiring the island of Menorca. In this effort, the continuous visits made by the Russian fleet to Mahón, during the second British domination, take on meaning. Let us remember, for example, the best known; the one carried out by. . .
IB3 TV’s Imaginari program dedicated one of its slots to the legend of the White Lady of La Mola, a fictional and horror story based on real events that occurred in the Fortress of Isabel II during the Spanish Civil War. In the northern area of La Mola fortress in Menorca, in the so-called Punta. . .
The Diario Menorca published an article about the Military Consortium of Menorca last September 25 with a large virtual image of the Castillo de San Felipe, in which you can see what is preserved of this monument today and what was once moment The article, published on a double page with a large central image,. . .
Yesterday the second meeting of the current year of the Permanent Commission of the Minorca Military Consortium was held. The event was held in the multifunctional room of the Castle of San Felipe, instead of the usual one for such meetings, which is the Military Museum of Menorca in the Plaza Esplanada de Es Castell.. . .
This trend towards personalism that is now being offered to the general public has always had its defenders, sometimes out of inertia, others for defending historiographically monarchical positions in which certain historians of this trend have wanted to give prominence to their kings and, finally, in third place between ideological sectors that, more or less. . .
The author of the book “El Faro de Alejandría”, José L. Terrón Ponce, shows in one of his chapters his vision about King Carlos III and Menorca. “Much has been speculated about Carlos III in 1988, with the celebration of the bicentenary of the death of the illustrated king. The television has even offered a. . .
In 1798 the English built in front of the Castillo de San Felipe, at the point where Lazareto Island is located, a defense tower, the Torre de San Felipet, whose objective was to cross fires with the gunboats located in the Castle to try bring down the enemy ships that tried to enter the port. . .
The building that occupies the Military Museum of Menorca is the old Calacorp Barracks, built in 1771, when the damage caused to the defense of the Castle of San Felipe by the proximity of the suburb became clear. For this reason, the entire suburb immediately around the castle was demolished and the new one was. . .