Inspiration for the Burgundy in Blood sim
Moors in the European Renaissance, Africans in Europe, Moorish Europe
Some Moors who had converted to Christianity in the Iberian peninsula in the 1500s also became prominent figures in society, as shown in the painting below that depicts a busy scene in Lisbon's Alfama harbor. The man mounted on a horse in the foreground appears to be of the highest social status of anyone in the scene. The red cross on his cape most likely represents membership in the Order of Santiago (St. James of the Sword), an Iberian military knighthood that dates to the 12th century AD...