Reconquista
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.

Episode 9 - The Kingdom of Asturias

Episode 9 - The Kingdom of Asturias

November 13, 2020

We take a look at the establishment and rise of the rebel Christian Kingdom of Asturias.

Episode 8 - al-Hakam

Episode 8 - al-Hakam

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.

Episode 7 - Hisham

Episode 7 - Hisham

October 16, 2020

Abd al-Rahman died in the year 788.  Which one of his sons will rise to power?

Episode 6 - Abd al-Rahman

Episode 6 - Abd al-Rahman

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.

Episode 5 - Shifting power: 740-750

Episode 5 - Shifting power: 740-750

September 18, 2020

The Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus face a Berber revolt and the arrival of some troublesome newcomers.

Episode 4 - Securing Muslim rule

Episode 4 - Securing Muslim rule

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.

Episode 3 - The Battle of 711

Episode 3 - The Battle of 711

August 21, 2020

We discuss the battle which brought the Muslim conquerers to the Iberian peninsula.

Episode 2 - The final years of the Visigoths

Episode 2 - The final years of the Visigoths

August 7, 2020

We examine the lead up to the battle of 711 and the last years of Visigothic rule.

Episode 1 - Introduction

Episode 1 - Introduction

July 24, 2020

We take a look at the Iberian peninsular from Roman rule to the establishment of the Visigoths.  

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