The history of the rise of Al-Andalus and the gradual re-conquering of Spain by the Spanish Christian kingdoms is an epic tale beginning in the year 712 and concluding with the fall of the Kingdom of Grenada in 1492. Join the History of the Crusades Podcast as we cover this lengthy piece of narrative history.
Episode 34 - King Fernando I of Leon and Castile Part 2
We follow the exploits of King Fernando I until the end of his reign in 1065.
Episode 33 - King Fernando I of Leon and Castile Part 1
Taking advantage of conflict between the Taifas, King Fernando begins his policy of raiding into and extracting tribute from, regions across al-Andalus.
Episode 32 - The Taifas
Following the collapse of the Caliphate, a number of regional kingdoms called Taifas, emerge across al-Andalus.
Episode 31 - Galicia, Leon & Castile
We complete our look at the Christian kingdoms by examining the Christian North.
Episode 30 - Aragon & Catalonia
We continue our focus on the Christian states by taking a look at the establishment of Catalonia and the rise of the Kingdom of Aragon.
Episode 29 - The Kingdom of Navarre
We track developments in the Kingdom of Navarre, up to the end of the Caliphate in the 1030s.
The detail is exquisite
Love this podcast and its detail. A part of history - that I knew the beginning, end and El CID. Much better informed and entertained now!
Form matters as well as substance
The materials and content are great. The monotonous and repetitive tone of the podcast are so unfortunate. The podcaster could get support on this and make this a five star podcast. As is, I find it impossible to enjoy.