Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Legend of the Founding of Madrid

During the Golden Age, many writers and scholars created ad hoc a classic legend that would fit  to a hypothetical epic foundation of the city of Madrid, the capital of the Spanish Empire at that time, and with the same style of the legendary founding of Rome by Aeneas.
The legend appeared during the reign of Felipe III, when the city of Madrid and Valladolid vied for the right to become the seat of the capital of Spain.

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