What of Granada had not fallen to the mercenaries of the Christian army? What if it had retained it’s Islamic kingdom in Europe to this day?
In this episode we look at the final days of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, and the role of the Sultan’s father-in-law: Ali-atar. He was a formidable warrior and selected defender of the faith against the Christian infidels. His role was to defend the valley of Granada and this he did until killed at the battle of Lucena. Had he not died, would Granada still be the an Islamic kingdom in Europe today? And what would that have meant for our head-ware, culinary habits and reading matter over the ensuing centuries?
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Catch the Whole Series oF 12 : 1: ICY - 2: SPICY - 3: ISLAMIC - 4: INQUISITIVE - 5: FEUDAL - 6: REVOLTING - 7: ROMANTIC - 8: MARXIST - 9: CINEMATIC - 10: IDEOLOGICAL - 11: DRY - 12: EDIBLE
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