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.
March 19, 2021
We examine the beginning of the period of rule of the new Emir of al-Andalus, Muhammad I.
March 5, 2021
We examine how Christians who left al-Andalus during the reign of Abd al-Rahman II for the northern parts of the Iberian peninsula, left their influence on the Christian states.
We also zoom in for a closer look at the Basque region.
February 19, 2021
We take a look at the effect of the colourful reign of Abd al-Rahman II on the Christians of al-Andalus.
December 11, 2020
We return to the narrative in 822 and welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus - Abd al-Rahman II.
November 27, 2020
We take a look at the Iberian peninsula in the first few decades of the 9th century.
November 13, 2020
We take a look at the establishment and rise of the rebel Christian Kingdom of Asturias.
October 30, 2020
We take a look at the lengthy reign of al-Hakam then travel to the northern coastline of the Iberian peninsula where some independent Christian states are beginning to emerge.
October 16, 2020
Abd al-Rahman died in the year 788. Which one of his sons will rise to power?
October 2, 2020
The last surviving member of the Umayyad dynasty makes his way to the Iberian peninsula, a move which will have long-reaching consequences.
September 18, 2020
The Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus face a Berber revolt and the arrival of some troublesome newcomers.
September 4, 2020
Within a few years following the Battle of 711, the Muslim invaders had consolidated their rule over the Iberian peninsula. How did they manage to do this? Listen in to find out.