José Eloy Hortal Muñoz (Madrid, 1974), was graduated in Early Modern and Modern History (1997) and History of Art (1999) at the UAM. After one year of Ph´D studies at the Rijkuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands), he defended his Ph´D, El manejo de los asuntos de Flandes, 1585-1598, in early modern history at the UAM in september 2004 with the highest mark. He also obtained a master degree in Archivistic at the UNED.
His main research interests are the political history of the Netherlands at the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, the Courts of Brussels and Madrid at both centuries, the royal guards of the Spanish Habsburgs and, lastly, the Royal Sites.
He has realized numerous academic visits (both teaching and research) in Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, England, Portugal, Vaticano, France and Switzerland, and participated in some international congresses in England, Belgium, Italy, France, USA, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Spain and research projects at the UAM, URJC, UGent and Universiteit Leiden.
He works as professor and researcher at the URJC since september 2009, where he was adviser of innovational education of the online studies for two years.
Expert consulted to the documentaries Eighty Years War (1568-1648) for the NTR broadcasting company (The Netherlands)