Boabdil was heir to a dying kingdom.
In the 15th century, Granada was the last Muslim state in Spain. For 250 years it survived, living in the shadow of the Christian kingdoms.
But that all changed after the marriage united the two most powerful Christian kingdoms in the lands.
The Newlywed’s looked hungrily at Boabdil’s impoverished state…
“…This man, the scourge of his time, by his appetite for glory, by the prudent steadfastness of his character, and by his heroic bravery: Was one of the miracles of God.”
In 722AD a Muslim army marched into the frosty mountains of Northern Spain.
They were searching for the last holdout of Visigothic resistance, led by a shadowy figure named Pelayo. Since the fall of Their Kingdom 10 years earlier, Pelayo and his men had become a rallying point for other vagrants.
As the invaders marched into the village of Covadonga, they had one goal: to extinguish the last light of the old world.
In this tiny mountain hamlet, history was about to be made.
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