Moorish Princess Zaida of Seville, an Ancestor of the current Queen Elizabeth
Zaida of Seville (c. 1070 - 1100) Mistress of: King Alfonso VI of Castile. Tenure: c. 1091 - 1100. Royal Bastards: One - Three. Fall From Power: None; she married him.

Moorish Princess Zaida of Seville, an Ancestor of the current Queen Elizabeth

"In her letters to Al-Mansur, Elizabeth I, over a period of 25 years, continually described the relationship between the two countries as “La buena amistad y confederación que hay entre nuestras coronas” (“The great…

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An “Arap (Arab)” According to Vladimir Dal’s 1863 Dictionary, meant a “Black-skinned Person”
Painting of Emperor's palace with an arap serving there. Mihály Zichy/Hermitage Museum

An “Arap (Arab)” According to Vladimir Dal’s 1863 Dictionary, meant a “Black-skinned Person”

"To the Cushite race belonged the oldest and purest Arabian blood. They were the original Arabians and the creators of the ancient civilization, evidences of which may be seen in…

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