June 24, 2022
In the period of interlude between the departure of the Almoravids and their return to al-Andalus, some significant events take place.
June 10, 2022
The Almoravids of northern Africa arrive in al-Andalus and clash with King Alfonso VI at the battle of Sagrajas in October 1086.
May 27, 2022
As King Alfonso VI and Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar prepare to face off in Zaragoza, a new threat emerges to the south.
May 13, 2022
As King Alfonso's attentions turn to the east, different factions inside Toledo struggle for supremacy.
April 29, 2022
In the first major victory of the Reconquesta, Toledo falls to King Alfonso VI.
April 15, 2022
The taifa of Toledo hits a rocky patch which King Alfonso VI swings to his advantage. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (later known as El Cid) makes a couple of bad choices and ends up in exile.
April 1, 2022
During the 1070s, two assassinations - one in al-Andalus and one in the Christian north - send shockwaves across the Iberian peninsula.
March 18, 2022
Christian armies from France and beyond, hit some speed humps in their attempts to conquer parts of the taifa of Zaragoza.
March 4, 2022
We turn our attentions to the Christian Kingdoms in the Pyrenees where the King of Aragon has been attempting to conquer territory in Muslim Zaragoza.
February 18, 2022
Following the death of King Fernando I of Leon and Castile, his heirs embark on a messy succession journey.
December 24, 2021
We follow the exploits of King Fernando I until the end of his reign in 1065.
December 10, 2021
Taking advantage of conflict between the Taifas, King Fernando begins his policy of raiding into and extracting tribute from, regions across al-Andalus.
November 26, 2021
Following the collapse of the Caliphate, a number of regional kingdoms called Taifas, emerge across al-Andalus.
November 12, 2021
We complete our look at the Christian kingdoms by examining the Christian North.
October 29, 2021
We continue our focus on the Christian states by taking a look at the establishment of Catalonia and the rise of the Kingdom of Aragon.
October 15, 2021
We track developments in the Kingdom of Navarre, up to the end of the Caliphate in the 1030s.
October 1, 2021
The chaos in al-Andalus continues, with the Caliphate eventually stumbling and coming to an end.
September 17, 2021
We take a look at the short but disastrous rule of Sanchuelo.
September 3, 2021
We look back on al-Mansur's legacy following his unexpected death in the year 1002. Then we examine the rule of his son and successor, Abd al-Malik.
August 20, 2021
Al-Mansur reaches the pinnacle of his power and celebrates by launching an audacious attack on Santiago de Compostela.