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Key developments of 1536

The main themes of 1536 CE that had a bearing on the continuing emergence of European-origined empires were as follows: In January, the Spanish-backed Franciscans established the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, in Mexico City. It was described as “the oldest European school of higher learning in the Americas.” The Franciscans, it turns out, … Continue reading Key developments of 1536

Key developments of 1533

Perhaps because of the bias of English-Wikipedia’s editors, their list of the notable events of 1533 CE seems dominated by details in the English monarch’s moves against Papal authority. England’s emergence as an aspirant to global-imperial power will come along some time later but one of its key roots undoubtedly lay in Henry VIII’s leading … Continue reading Key developments of 1533