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22 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Episode 54 - Truce
The warring monarchs in the Christian north finally decide to set their differences aside.
22 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
Episode 53 - Family dramas
After the breakdown of the marrage between Queen Urraca and Alfonso of Aragon, events threaten to spiral out of control.
23 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Episode 52 - Alfonso of Aragon & Urraca
The marriage of King Alfonso I of Aragon to Urraca of Leon and Castile gets off to a rocky, gravelly and croaky start - just like my voice in this episode unfortunately.
23 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Episode 51 - Yes, another episode about succession issues
Just when King Alfonso VI believes he has his succession issues all sorted, an unexpected event throws everything up in the air.
22 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Episode 50 - Some more succession issues
While a looming succession crisis emerges for both king Alfonso VI and the Almoravids, a shift in popular consciousness begins to take place following the death of El Cid.
22 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Episode 49 - Succession issues
The Kingdom of Leon and Castile and the Christian territory of Valencia both grapple with succession issues.
21 minutes | Aug 19, 2022
Episode 48 - El Cid
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (aka El Cid) scores a memorable victory against the Almoravids at the battle of Cuarte in 1094.
22 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Episode 47 - Valencia
El Cid manages to conquer the wealthy taifa of Valencia.
23 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Episode 46 - The Almoravid advance
The Almoravids invade al-Andalus in 1090 and begin to conquer the taifas.
22 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Episode 45 - Another interlude
Between the departure of the Almoravids in 1088 and their return in 1090, a number of significant events take place.
23 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
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.
22 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
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.
23 minutes | May 27, 2022
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.
22 minutes | May 13, 2022
Episode 41 - The struggle for Toledo
As King Alfonso's attentions turn to the east, different factions inside Toledo struggle for supremacy.
23 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Episode 40 - Toledo Part 3
In the first major victory of the Reconquesta, Toledo falls to King Alfonso VI.
22 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Episode 39 - Toledo Part 2
The taifa of Toledo hits a rocky patch which King Alfonso VI swings to his advantage. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (later known as El Cid) makes a couple of bad choices and ends up in exile.
23 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Episode 38 - Toledo Part 1
During the 1070s, two assassinations - one in al-Andalus and one in the Christian north - send shockwaves across the Iberian peninsula.
21 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Episode 37 - Barbastro Part 2
Christian armies from France and beyond, hit some speed humps in their attempts to conquer parts of the taifa of Zaragoza.
22 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Episode 36 - Barbastro Part 1
We turn our attentions to the Christian Kingdoms in the Pyrenees where the King of Aragon has been attempting to conquer territory in Muslim Zaragoza.
23 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Episode 35 - Succession
Following the death of King Fernando I of Leon and Castile, his heirs embark on a messy succession journey.
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