Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Book recommendations for the Spanish Reconquista Late 11th to mid 12th Century?

I have two battle in mind really; that of Fraga 1134 and Las Navas de Telosa 1212.

I do have a few books on the subject (other than Ospreys) but only one of which is in English, the others being in Spanish of course.

There are some great plates in the books that I've included pics of, especially in the Comic book, 1212 Las Navas de Tolosa

Having said that I'm really looking for something written in English that I can get my teeth into.

Has anyone got any recommendations with the Battle of Fraga and Las Navas de Tolosa particularly in mind?

The El Cid book is great and actually quite informative but unfortunately does not fit my time frame.

And for later on in the year


  1. The Quest for El CID
    A slim volume but pound for pound one the best history books in any period. Got me hooked on the period.

    1. Thanks Peter. Does the book have information of the battles of Fraga 1134 and Las Navas de Tolosa 1212?

    2. Afraid not, but terrific background info.

    3. Well, I've just ordered a copy along with a couple of other tomes, so I'm sure it will be a good read anyway :)