Today in European history: the Battle of Río Salado (1340)

By 1340, the Muslim presence in Iberia was down to one Muslim kingdom: the Emirate of Granada. This emirate was founded in 1238, after the final Muslim empire to control all of al-Andalus, the Almohad Caliphate ("Caliphate" at this point is being used pretty loosely) lost its hold on Iberia in the Battle of Las Navas … Continue reading Today in European history: the Battle of Río Salado (1340)