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 47 - Valencia
El Cid manages to conquer the wealthy taifa of Valencia.
Episode 46 - The Almoravid advance
The Almoravids invade al-Andalus in 1090 and begin to conquer the taifas.
Episode 45 - Another interlude
Between the departure of the Almoravids in 1088 and their return in 1090, a number of significant events take place.
Episode 44 - Interlude
In the period of interlude between the departure of the Almoravids and their return to al-Andalus, some significant events take place.
Episode 43 - The Almoravids
The Almoravids of northern Africa arrive in al-Andalus and clash with King Alfonso VI at the battle of Sagrajas in October 1086.
Episode 42 - A serpent in the basket
As King Alfonso VI and Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar prepare to face off in Zaragoza, a new threat emerges to the south.
One of several scholarly and entertaining podcasts by Sharyn Eastaugh.
I would not have assumed this much history existed on one topic. I happen to enjoy deep dives in many topics and I honestly had no idea you could find this much source material on the history of the crusades.
I love her!
I could really listen to her talk about anything. The super interesting history pits it over the top.