Hugh Thomas is a British historian who specialises in Hispanic culture and holds the title of Lord Thomas of Swynnerton. He is a prolific author and one of his best-known books is "The Spanish Civil War" is a classic work. Thomas is particularly enamoured of Seville and Semana Santa (Holy Week).
Hugh Thomas is an academic of the Spanish Royal Academy of History and recently held a conference titled "Diego Velázquez and the conquest of Cuba" where he concluded that that Diego Velázquez, the Governor of Cuba during the first decades of the XVI century, "held the same brutal stance as that of the rest of the conquerors of the New World."
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