Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain

Simon Sebag Montefiore embarks on a journey to unlock 2,000 years of Spain's history.


Part 1: Conquest
Simon explores the early years of the country, its emergence as the battleground of empires and its golden age under the Cordoba Caliphate.


Part 2: Reconquest
Simon uncovers the truth about Spain's hero El Cid. He also investigates the horror of the Spanish Inquisition and in the process discovers an unsettling story about one of his own ancestors.


Part 3: Nation
Simon explores Spain's golden age under Philip II through to the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship under Franco, from which Spain has emerged as a modern democratic monarchy.

Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain
Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain