King Felipe VI, left, presents Mexican historian Enrique Krauze with Spain’s Order of History. Photo: Google


Mexican author, historian and journalist Enrique Krauze was presented with the third edition of the Spanish Order of History Award by King Felipe VI of Spain on Wednesday, July 7.

In a solemn ceremony at the Monastery of San Lorenzo at El Escorial, just outside Madrid, the Spanish monarch presented a diploma and a medal, produced by the Royal National Mint and Stamp Factory, to Krauze, who thanked him for the distinction during his speech.

For his part, King Felipe spoke about the international character of the award, which distinguishes lifetime careers in historical research and includes a financial endowment of 60,000 euros.

The king explained that Spain considers Krauze be one of the most important Mexican historians of his generation.

The prestigious award was previously presented to Spanish historian and writer Miguel Ángel Ladero in 2019, and Britain’s John H. Elliott from Oxford University in 2018.

In 2020 it was not awarded due to covid-19 health restrictions.

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