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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The Moors Were Targets For Portuguese, Spaniard and English Slave Markets
Initial Q: Two Soldiers Leading Two Moors before a King (detail), from Feudal Customs of Aragon, Huesca (Spain), about 1290-1310, artist unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Moors Were Targets For Portuguese, Spaniard and English Slave Markets

 “Pope Urban II, 1088–1099, granted Spanish crusaders the same papal indulgences that were granted for making pilgrimages to Jerusalem. Urban thereafter issued the first call for crusades to the holy…

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