Matchmaking in Madrid
30 November 2022
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