Matchmaking in Madrid

30 November 2022

entry of prince charles into madrid

Miranda Malins and Paul Ley discuss the strange story of the Spanish Match. In 1623, the future King Charles I travelled incognito to Spain in search of a bride, a sometimes farcical escapade that sparked years of diplomatic intrigue. Their guest is historian Alexander Samson, who explores how the journey left Charles with a lifelong love of art - and a dangerous taste for absolutism.

Episode 2: Matchmaking in Madrid

1666 and All That 
Listen on Apple Podcasts (my bit starts at 24’) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-2-matchmaking-in-madrid/id1652478594?i=1000587115630