Spain- The Ancient Pit Stop
Spain was located by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Spain was a great place to refuel and to get food and to get better.
Also, Spain was a good place to stop and comercio materials like silver and iron.
Everybody wanted to live in Spain and it was called the Tierra Santa.
When the Celtas went to invadir Spain, they didn't have to use lots of armor and weapons because they thought not many people lived there.
When the Celtas got to Spain, they realized people were already there, the Liberos, and formed the first civilization in Spain. The civilization was called the Celtiberos, a mixture of the Celtas and Liberos.
A painter from Greece named Domenikos Theotokopoulos traveled to Spain in search of work on the decoration of El Escorial.
He wanted to pintar the palace the king lived in because he thought that he would be rewarded with food and riches. King Felipe II hated his style and refused to hire him.
Domenikos was angry because he gave up his whole life and he go turned down. He moved to Toledo and hit it big because he painted cines that were indirectly mocking Felipe. His message was that Felipe only cared about himself and that was the reason Spain would eventually get destroyed.
War of Spanish Succession pitted royal families and their nations against each other to see who would rule Spain. The war ends in 1713 with Spain losing Gibraltar to the English. Felipe V, the Bourbon grandson of Louis XIV, becomes the king of Spain. The Bourbon family is still the royal family of Spain.