Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578)

The Battle of Alcácer Quibir in 1578 was fought over a Moroccan succession crisis, but its result wound up profoundly impacting the political situation in Portugal. The Bani Zaydan, also known as the Saadis, were a dynasty that ruled Morocco for about 100 years, from the second half of the 16th century through the first … Continue reading Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578)