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That Time England Almost Converted to Islam



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Our dear England has seen its fair share of ups and downs, yet there is one little-known period when it almost converted to Islam! Join me on an intriguing sidequest to the 1190s, when King John almost swore fealty to the Almohad Caliphate.

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Further Reading:

“King John's Delegation to the Almohad Court (1212): Medieval Interreligious Interactions and Modern Historiography” by Paul Webster - http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503555775-1
“The Embassy Sent by King John of England to Miramolin, King of Morocco” by Nevill Barbour - https://www.proquest.com/docview/1304062068
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