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Jun 8, 2019

The year is now 1252. Ferdinand III, the warrior king of Castile, is dead. He leaves his son the most powerful kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Alphonso X comes to power, and while he has ambitious goals he has even greater challenges. While he may become the warrior king his father was, he makes his mark as...


Mar 31, 2019

The story of the Reconquista continues in the aftermath of the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Castile is united with Leon, creating the largest Kingdom since the time of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba. Under her new king, Ferdinand III, a massive assault is unleashed on Al Andalus! 

 

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Dec 15, 2018

We take a step back in this episode and look at the Rise of the Christian Kingdoms and the beginning of the epic struggle to retake the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims. With the birth of Asturias, Leon, Castile, Navarre, Portugal, Catalonia, and Aragon - the Reconqusita would come into being. A fight that would take...


Sep 2, 2018

The story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades. 

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Dec 30, 2017

The Song of Roland is an 11th Century Epic Poem Based on a late 8th century event. While the history not exact, the poem is a window into 11th century Christian thought and a foreshadowing of the emerging Crusader movement.

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