Une lecture pour cet été: Le premier voyage de Charles de Habsbourg en Espagne et le naufrage de l’Engelen

Ce livre a été écrit par Francisco Javier López Martín, membre du comité scientifique de notre Réseau des Routes

L’été est là. C’est le temps de se reposer, le temps de faire des choses auxquelles nous ne consacrons pas trop de temps pendant le reste de l’année. En lisant, par exemple.

Sigue leyendo Une lecture pour cet été: Le premier voyage de Charles de Habsbourg en Espagne et le naufrage de l’Engelen

Una lectura para este verano: El primer viaje de Carlos de Habsburgo a España y el hundimiento del Engelen

Se trata de una obra escrita por Francisco Javier López Martín, miembro del comité científico de nuestra Red de Rutas

Llega el verano. Tiempo de descanso, para hacer cosas a las que no dedicamos demasiado tiempo durante el resto del año. A la lectura, por ejemplo.

Sigue leyendo Una lectura para este verano: El primer viaje de Carlos de Habsburgo a España y el hundimiento del Engelen

A book for this summer: The first voyage of Charles of Habsburg to Spain and the sinking of the Engelen

This work has been written by Francisco Javier López Martín, member of the scientific committee of our Network of Routes

Summer is here. It’s time to rest, time to do things we don’t spend much time doing during the rest of the year. Reading, for example.

Sigue leyendo A book for this summer: The first voyage of Charles of Habsburg to Spain and the sinking of the Engelen

El primer viaje de Carlos de Habsburgo a España y el hundimiento del «Engelen»

Se trata de una obra de Francisco Javier López Martín, miembro del comité científico de nuestra red de rutas

1517. El entonces príncipe Carlos llega a España para reclamar su derecho al trono de Castilla. Lo hace a bordo del ‘Engelen’, un barco que le presta Christian II, rey de Dinamarca. De él habla Francisco Javier López Martín en “El primer viaje de Carlos de Habsburgo a España y el hundimiento del ‘Engelen”, editado por la Fundación Alvargonzález.

Sigue leyendo El primer viaje de Carlos de Habsburgo a España y el hundimiento del «Engelen»

Charles of Habsburg’s first voyage to Spain and the sinking of the «Engelen»


This is a work by Francisco Javier López Martín, member of the scientific committee of our network of routes

1517. Prince Charles arrived in Spain to claim his right to the throne of Castile. He did so aboard the Engelen, a ship lent to him by Christian II, King of Denmark. Francisco Javier López Martín writes about this boat in «Charles of Habsburg’s first voyage to Spain and the sinking of the «Engelen», published by the Alvargonzález Foundation.

A fascinating book that reveals curious facts about the arrival of the Prince Charles to Spanish shores aboard the ‘Engelen’. Its author is Francisco Javier López Martín who, as well as being a member of the scientific committee of our network of routes, is an expert in modern-day naval artillery.


The great novelty of the work lies mainly in the fact that it brings to light the existence of this ship, the ‘Engelen’, which Francisco Javier López Martín was able to find from a bronze cannon deposited in the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián.

The ‘Engelen’ was a ship owned by King Christian II of Denmark, married to the Infanta Isabella of Austria. A ship of 1,500 tons, 35 metres long and 13 metres wide, with three bridges and four masts.

A work in which Francisco Javier López Martín reveals details such as Charles’ choice of this ship to take his brother to Flanders, expelled so as not to allow the nobles who supported him to rebel; and how it caught fire and sank in the port of Pasajes while it was being caulked on 4 May 1518, which gives rise to all kinds of interpretations.

A book that we recommend you 😊

To buy the book In spanish), click here.