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.
August 6, 2021
Having assumed control of the administration of al-Andalus, al-Mansur turns his attention to the Caliphate's military forces.
July 23, 2021
When a child is invested as the new Calpih of al-Andalus, al-Mansur manipulates events to his advantage.
July 9, 2021
After al-Hakam II suffers a health setback, a palace official moves to take advantage of the situation.
June 25, 2021
We take a look at the rule of Abd al-Rahman's successor, al-Hakam II. We also explore the impact of one of the most prominent Jewish residents of al-Andalus, Hasdai ibn Shaprut.
June 11, 2021
Abd al-Rahman III continues his wildly successful period of rule.
May 28, 2021
Having catapulted himself onto the world stage, Abd al-Rahman III builds a palace to match his new status.
May 14, 2021
We welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus.
April 30, 2021
Al-Andalus has had a solid run of competent, energetic Emirs...until now. We examine the disastrous rule of Abd-Allah.
April 16, 2021
While King Alfonso III continues his campaign of expansion in the north of the Iberian peninsula, Emir Muhammad faces a new threat to his reign.
April 2, 2021
While the Emir of al-Andalus Muhammad I is trying to stamp out rebellions within his territory, a new threat emerges, in the form of King Alphonso III of Asturias.