On the 2nd of May, 1808, the people of Madrid rose up against Napoleon's soldiers, who were occupying Spain. It could have been a minor, almost forgettable event, but instead it changed not only Spain but the world so profoundly that its effects are still unfolding.
Find out what happened and who the man is in the painting at left, about to die. It's this month's front page article at my formal website:
2nd of May, 1808, Madrid
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