In the second installment of my alternate history project, I wrote about the fateful encounter of the invading armies of Tariq ibn Ziyad and the forces of Roderic, King of the Visigoths. This episode in the Muslim conquest of Europe began in North Africa and ironically aided by disenfranchised Christian and Jewish subjects of the Visigothic king and his rivals.

It was not entirely on the overwhelming forces that led to the ultimate destruction of the Visigoths nor the zealous attitudes for conquest by the Muslims. The kingdom itself was falling apart because of internal rivalries and political intrigues. Please read the story here:

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