Paul Preston

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 Spanish dictator General Franco  inaugurates a number of new rooms in an army museum, on  March 11th, 1946. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

To reach the Valley of the Fallen, you drive up a steep, winding road through a pine forest 60km northwest of Madrid. It’s an idyllic spot, offering a(...)

Ian Gibson: ‘I didn’t want to die without revising the book, it was a moral obligation’

Ian Gibson has spent the last four decades living and working in Spain, so it’s rather ironic that as he sits down in a bar in central Madrid with The(...)

Gen Franco who triggered the three-year civil war by leading a military coup against the democratically elected Republican government. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s struggle to come to terms with the legacy of its civil war and the ensuing dictatorship has lifted it(...)

Members of Spain’s royal family, including Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe, attending Easter Mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca last Sunday. Photograph: Enrique Calvo

As he addressed a group of newly graduated judges yesterday, Prince Felipe called on them to carry out their duties with “prudence and strength”, a(...)