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May 3, 2020

The Black Death was the greatest pandemic in history. While it was estimated that 30-40% of Europe perished, world wide the death toll came to over 200 million. The story of the Plague is the story of a perfect storm where just the right developments in history met one the fiercest of killers with an equally powerful...


Nov 18, 2019

In the early 13th Century, the Reconquista has advanced as never before. Under the warrior King of Castile, Ferdinand III, Al Andalus has been diminished to a fragment of her former glory. But her legacy is not over yet. A new kingdom arises in Granada and led by a skilled and resourceful line of Emirs, she makes her...


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...