Reconquista
Episode 29 - The Kingdom of Navarre

Episode 29 - The Kingdom of Navarre

October 15, 2021

We track developments in the Kingdom of Navarre, up to the end of the Caliphate in the 1030s.

Episode 28 - The end of the Caliphate

Episode 28 - The end of the Caliphate

October 1, 2021

The chaos in al-Andalus continues, with the Caliphate eventually stumbling and coming to an end.

Episode 27 - Sanchuelo

Episode 27 - Sanchuelo

September 17, 2021

We take a look at the short but disastrous rule of Sanchuelo.

Episode 26 - After al-Mansur

Episode 26 - After al-Mansur

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. 

Episode 25 - Al-Mansur Part 3

Episode 25 - Al-Mansur Part 3

August 20, 2021

Al-Mansur reaches the pinnacle of his power and celebrates by launching an audacious attack on Santiago de Compostela.

Episode 24 - Al-Mansur Part 2

Episode 24 - Al-Mansur Part 2

August 6, 2021

Having assumed control of the administration of al-Andalus, al-Mansur turns his attention to the Caliphate's military forces.

Episode 23 - Al-Mansur Part 1

Episode 23 - Al-Mansur Part 1

July 23, 2021

When a child is invested as the new Calpih of al-Andalus, al-Mansur manipulates events to his advantage.

Episode 22 - Trouble brewing

Episode 22 - Trouble brewing

July 9, 2021

After al-Hakam II suffers a health setback, a palace official moves to take advantage of the situation.

Episode 21 - al-Hakam II

Episode 21 - al-Hakam II

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.

Episode 20 - The Caliph Part 2

Episode 20 - The Caliph Part 2

June 11, 2021

Abd al-Rahman III continues his wildly successful period of rule.

Episode 19 - The Caliph Part 1

Episode 19 - The Caliph Part 1

May 28, 2021

Having catapulted himself onto the world stage, Abd al-Rahman III builds a palace to match his new status.

Episode 18 - Abd al-Rahman III

Episode 18 - Abd al-Rahman III

May 14, 2021

We welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus.  

Episode 17 - Abd-Allah

Episode 17 - Abd-Allah

April 30, 2021

Al-Andalus has had a solid run of competent, energetic Emirs...until now.  We examine the disastrous rule of Abd-Allah.

Episode 16 - The rebel of Bobastro

Episode 16 - The rebel of Bobastro

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.

Episode 15 - King Alfonso III of Asturias

Episode 15 - King Alfonso III of Asturias

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.

Episode 14 - Muhammad I

Episode 14 - Muhammad I

March 19, 2021

We examine the beginning of the period of rule of the new Emir of al-Andalus, Muhammad I.

Episode 13 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : outside al-Andalus

Episode 13 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : outside al-Andalus

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.

Episode 12 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : inside al-Andalus

Episode 12 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : inside al-Andalus

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.

Episode 11 - Abd al-Rahman II

Episode 11 - Abd al-Rahman II

December 11, 2020

We return to the narrative in 822 and welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus - Abd al-Rahman II.

Episode 10 - The early 800s: a snapshot

Episode 10 - The early 800s: a snapshot

November 27, 2020

We take a look at the Iberian peninsula in the first few decades of the 9th century.

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