718/722: The Battle of Covadonga as the Beginning of the Reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula

Charles Beuck
Jan 3 · 4 min read
Moors and Christians Battle, 13th century: Wikimedia Commons

The Reconquista was a centuries long period in the history of the Iberian Peninsula that followed a surge of Muslim Berber invaders from northern Africa into what would eventually become Spain and Portugal. Also called Moors, the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula was nearly total by the year 718 and led to the establishment of the…