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

Whoever came up with the term Reconquista to describe the Christian conquest of the Iberian Peninsula from Muslims deserves an all-time gold star for public relations work. I mean, there were parts of modern Spain that were in Muslim hands for well over seven hundred years, and if there’s a statute of limitations on when… Continue reading Today in European history: the Battle of Río Salado (1340)

Today in history: a lot of stuff

So many things happened on October 30 that relate to this blog’s usual material that it would be impossible to pick just one to talk about. I’ve written about a few of them, and instead of reposting all of the I thought we could group them into one post. Source: Today in history: a lot… Continue reading Today in history: a lot of stuff

Today in history: a lot of stuff

So many things happened on October 30 that relate to this blog’s usual material that it would be impossible to pick just one to talk about. Last year I wrote about three of them, but instead of reblogging all three I thought I’d just list them all here in chronological order. Antioch surrenders to the… Continue reading Today in history: a lot of stuff

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

Whoever came up with the term Reconquista to describe the Christian conquest of the Iberian Peninsula from Muslims deserves an all-time gold star for public relations work. I mean, there were parts of modern Spain that were in Muslim hands for well over seven hundred years, and if there’s a statute of limitations on when… Continue reading Today in European history: the Battle of Río Salado (1340)