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Andalusia’s Granada: Last Moorish Holdout and the Catholic Kings

There’s no better view of Granada’s imposing Alhambra – the fortified hilltop Moorish castle fronting the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Spain’s Sierra Nevada – than from the hilltop lookout known as Mirador de San Nicolás. 452 more words


The Inquisition

The Inquisition was an establishment of the church that tried to promote purity in the Church by scaring the other citizens away from falling into these errors and reforming them. 101 more words


The Moor's Last Sigh

On the road south from Granada, high along the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, there is a pass where one can see the Alhambra… 681 more words


Anne of Brittany: Part II

(Recreation of the Marriage of Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII of France)

Anne was crowned Duchess of Brittany in Rennes on February 10, 1489, five months after the death of her father Francis II, Duke of Brittany. 1,412 more words

Royal Succession

Tanto monta, monta tanto*

I failed to make note yesterday that it was the OM’s and my 37th wedding anniversary. The OM was out of town at a conference, so no note was taken by us as well. 385 more words

Hidden History: When Muslims Ruled in Europe

When the Moors Rules in Europe

Bettany Hughes (2011)

Film Review

When the Moors Ruled in Europe corrects many common misconceptions about Muslim rule in Spain between 711 and 1492 AD. 377 more words

Hidden History