31 January 2020

Reconquest of Cordoba by St Fernando III of Castile, 1236

Real Crusades History #74. And don't forget the Real Crusades History website!

In the early 1230's, while the Almohads were locked in civil war, Fernando III of Castile and Leon, a truly outstanding king in history, gathered his army and Crusaded to win some of the most dramatic gains in the history of the long Reconquista of Spain against the Arabs. Fernando would inflict a severe blow to the Muslims of Al-Andalus by recapturing Cordoba, the splendid Islamic capital of generations of Arab emirs. Fernando's piety and zeal for the Crusade against the Moors would win him sainthood in the Catholic Church.

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