The Spanish Cavalry Orders, Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara y Montesa, live History since twelve century, institute the "Premio Ordenes Españolas" award. It will distinguish the history investigator from any country in the world, whose investigative activity has achieved general recognition due to the importance of the study matter that he/she has pursued; the rigor displayed documenting his/her work and the outreach of his/her conclusions, and any part of whose work is related with the Hispanic world and its projection.
Since their founding, Spanish Cavalry Orders have exerted a very important influence in many of the stages of Spanish History. As one of the aims is the spreading of Culture, Orders have focused on the development of Historical Investigation. It is to be desired that the "Premio Ordenes Españolas" Award constitutes the acknowledge award to Historic Science at the International level.
The Award shall be administered by the Lux Hispaniarum Foundation which, for its part, carries out an important part of both social and cultural activities of the Spanish Cavalry Orders.