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.
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.