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Spain was a country in southwestern Europe. It was bordered to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by France and to the south by Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.

History Edit

15th century Edit

By the 15th century, it was against Spanish customs to engage in the slave trade. (AUDIO: Trouble in Paradise)

16th century Edit

During the late 16th century, Spain fought a war with England. (AUDIO: The Flames of Cadiz, AUDIO: Voyage to the New World)

In 1587, Sir Francis Drake launched an attack on the Spanish Armada in the port of Cadiz. The destruction suffered by the Spanish fleet delayed them until 1588. (AUDIO: The Flames of Cadiz)

17th century Edit

In 1603, shortly before her death, Queen Elizabeth I told the Seventh Doctor that the defeat of the Spanish Armada "saved [her] realm." (PROSE: Birthright)

In 1658, Spain was at war with England. (AUDIO: The Waters of Amsterdam)

20th century Edit

The Spanish Civil War took place in the 1930s. It saw two large political parties and their supporters fight for control of Spain. During this time, many previously small factions came into play. Anarchists, communists and fascists all took part in the war.

The Eighth Doctor, Anji Kapoor and Fitz Kreiner visited Spain in 1937. They stayed in the anarchist-held Barcelona while studying anomalies in history. (PROSE: History 101)

In 1962, Barbara Wright went on holiday to Toledo. (AUDIO: The Flames of Cadiz)

In 1966, the country was a destination of the villainous Chameleon Tours. (TV: The Faceless Ones)

As a child, Ace holidayed in Spain on several occasions. (AUDIO: Fiesta of the Damned)

In 1985, a Sontaran-Androgum group landed in Seville, taking over a local villa. One of the Androgums, along with an infected Second Doctor, headed into town to try one of the local restaurants. (TV: The Two Doctors)

21st century Edit

Elton Pope was fond of Spain, as he noted in his video diary. (TV: Love & Monsters)

During the "Cyberman invasion", Donna Noble was scuba-diving in Spain and didn't witness them even though, as the Tenth Doctor noted, "They had Cybermen in Spain too". (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Shortly after Miracle Day in 2011, Spain nearly went into bankruptcy. (TV: End of the Road)

By 2059, Spain was involved in space travel. When the Tenth Doctor arrived at Bowie Base One, it was theorised that he might be part of a Spanish Mars mission. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

22nd century Edit

By 2108, Malaga was an independent state. (AUDIO: The Two Irises)

References Edit

Clara Oswald had a travel guide to Spain in her collection. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)

Behind the scenes Edit

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