The Black Africans Who Ruled Europe From 711 To 1789

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Black German Scholar, Ulrich Von Hutten in 1517, scolding a Cardinal for misbehaviour.

– The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD when an African army, under their leader Tariq ibn-Ziyad, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from northern Africa and invaded the Iberian peninsula.

A European scholar sympathetic to the Spaniards remembered the conquest in this way:

”The reins of their horses were as fire, their faces black as pitch, their eyes shone like burning candles, their horses were swift as leopards and the riders fiercer than a wolf in a sheepfold at night . . . The noble Goths [the German rulers of Spain] were broken in an hour, quicker than tongue can tell. Oh luckless Spain!”


Quoted in Edward Scobie, ”The Moors and Portugal’s Global Expansion”, in Golden Age of the Moor, ed Ivan Van Sertima, US, Transaction Publishers, 1992, p.336

– British historian Basil Davidson wrote that there were no lands in the 8th century “more admired by its neighbours, or more comfortable to live in, than a rich African civilization which took shape in Spain”.

– Education was universal in Moorish Spain, available to all, while in Christian Europe ninety-nine percent of the population were illiterate, and even kings could neither read nor write. At that time, Europe had only two universities, the Moors had seventeen great universities! These were located in Almeria, Cordova, Granada, Juen, Malaga, Seville, and Toledo.

– The Moors introduced paper to Europe and Arabic numerals, which replaced the clumsy Roman system.

– The Moorish rulers lived in sumptuous palaces, while the monarchs of Germany, France, and England dwelt in big barns, with no windows and no chimneys, and with only a hole in the roof for the exit of smoke. One such Moorish palace ‘Alhambra’ in Granada is one of Spain’s architectural masterpieces. Alhambra was the seat of Muslim rulers from the 13th century to the end of the 15th century. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

– It was through Africa that the new knowledge of China, India, and Arabia reached Europe. The Moors brought the Compass from China into Europe.

– At its height, Córdova, the heart of Moorish territory in Spain, was the most modern city in Europe. The streets were well-paved, with raised sidewalks for pedestrians. During the night, ten miles of streets were well illuminated by lamps. (This was hundreds of years before there was a paved street in Paris or a street lamp in London.) Cordova had 900 public baths – we are told that a poor Moor would go without bread rather than soap!


”Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years – from 711 AD until 1492. The Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.”


– The original “knights” of England were Black! –including the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table! That’s why they were called “knights” after the night or darkness of their skin.

– An African king named Gormund ruled Ireland during the Anglo-Saxon period in England reports the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth.

– Halfdan the Black was the first Africoid king to unite Norway.

– When the British Isles were invaded by the Vikings some of these Norse raiders were Africoid. In fact, different varieties of ‘Viking’ Africans lived in Scandinavia during the middle ages and are frequently mentioned in Viking sagas.

– There were Black Huns! The dictionary describes the Huns as “a fierce barbaric race of Asiatic nomads who led by Attila, ravaged Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.” The Gothic writer Jordannes described their infamous leader, Attila the Hun as having “a flat nose and swarthy complexion.” He describes the types of Huns he had seen as “of dark complexion, almost black… broad shoulder, flat noses and small eyes.”

– The African Moors dominated southwest Europe during the Middle Ages for 700 years: 711-1492 A.D. African Moors ruling southwest Europe centuries, darkened whites in this area, especially Portugal, which was “the first example of a Negrito (African) republic in Europe.

– Moors ruling Scotland in the 10th century mixed with whites until the black skin color disappeared.

– The black blood type is common even in Nordic Europe where intermixing has been happening since antiquity.

Empress of Rome, Julia Agrippina. Mother of Emperor Nero



”There should be no doubt to anyone, that these Family Crests represent old Britain’s Black Elite, it’s most noble, wealthy and powerful families. Peasants and commoners did not have family Crests and Coats of Arms. Though there is disagreement as to which came first – the Crest or the Arms, but it seems likely that the crest came first, as a family or Clan ensign.”

Moor Westmoreland England Family Crest


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  1. It’s ok to be proud of our heritage, but pleeesee come on.
    Not a single word of this is accurate. You just made up the
    Whole thing. This is not the way to instill pride in our culture.
    It’s sloppy too.

    • Come on Comrades you know our real history.The truth will set you free.
      One question if all the great people in the world are white then where did Black people come from?
      Remember you cannot get black out of white.Dominant over recessive.

    • I’m sorry but this is correct. 711 to 1491. Sometimes this period called the Crusades.(most history classes gloss over this under “dark ages”) Or in Spain “reconquista”. Next period is called christiandom or inquisition. You’ll come across this in PHD level coursework in history.
      Eras in history are overlapping. 1491 the moors did not just jump on their horses and galloped back to Africa in masse in a few weeks. This took decades.eastern Europe was overrun by the ottoman turks. They were the first kicked out of Europe. The final ones kick out of europe were the moors in the reconquista ending in 1491

      • As inaccurate as some of this is, it hits the mark on several historical figures. However, you need to rethink your connotation of ‘Dark Ages” it’s actually a pejorative. The resulting periods are cultural appropriation

      • You are correct. They omit the Dark Ages bc Moors and Africans went into Europe around 711 A.D., after the Vandals had basically destroyed Rome and ruled. Everything was backwards and the European population was uncivilized. Europeans lived in squander, like animals. Initially, this era took on the term “dark” pretending as if little was know regarding the period, yet, much was known, but bc of “white supremacy” and the whitewashing of history, historians chose to concea lor revise all known information , therefore changed its name to the “Middle Ages.” Truth is…The Moors entered Europe during The Renaissance era and are the people who ushered it in. This is what renaissance means, a cultural and artistic “rebirth” , “resuscitation”, “resurrection”, “reawakening”. It was not only about art, but a period of enlightenment for the uncivilized culture. The Moors entered during this period and brought in Science, Mathematics, Astrology,, hot and cold running water, the concept of a cosmopolitan city, lighting of the streets, and also raised sidewalks where people could walk. I chuckle every time I hear the term Middle Ages, bc I learned truth about this time in history and realized that we had all been lied to. It was when I entered art school, that I openly challenged the myth in my classes, but the instructor insisted that it was something else. Students did the research and realized that I was correct in my research. In any event, the kings and queens of Europe lived in barns, but nobody wants to admit this. They lived with their animals. The Moors, a civilized society, informed them that they could not allow their chickens to run around in the house/barn and the cows had to also go into corals. Therefore, the Moors created corals which is an Ethiopian word. This is where the Moors kept their animals, horses, cows, sheep, once they were domesticated. Chickens belonged outside and not in the houses of humans. This is where the German Measles and Chicken Pox comes from, bc the Europeans did not have a place for their animals. They just ran around inside their habitats. Europeans never bathed, had no soap, no disinfectant, no alcohol, therefore, this style of living brought illness. When the Moors ruled, they wrapped that up along with bringing medicines. Note that, the MOORS pushed the Visigoths out, inhabited and ruled from 710-1492, January 2nd to be exact, when the last great King Boabdil (not quite certain here) was chased from Granada, by the Spaniards. When the Moors went into Europe, they changed the appearance of the population. So you have Italians, Spaniards, being darker than the Scandinavians. We know that Masonry and Skull and Bones has its genesis in Moors’ science. Bringing this knowledge into Europe, The Knights Templars and other organizations were brought out of this. People of Europe were exposed to alchemy, the Periodic Table of Elements, the laboratory, how to take information, how to take elements and atoms and begin to manipulate them in order to make them into different types of molecules. Many of the European royal families’ clearly depict Moors. Many of the original castles of Europe were built by Moors. There were many Moorish castles in Spain that still stand today. There are many Christian churches that still maintain the Arabic script. All of the cathedrals one observes in England, were built by the Moors. The Moors, maintained an extremely high literacy rate. They established universities, in fact the very first university was Salamanque. They created the education system that Europe adopted. They brought in what became classical music. It was never Tchaikovsky, Beethoven or Mozart. They are the ones who brought architecture and fineries. In fact, they were so advanced that teachers during the Moorish paradigm in the Iberian Peninsula,under the Moors, earned the equivalent of $40,000 per year back then. This is how advanced they were. In fact, every one in Europe sent their best to learn there, just like they sent them over to Timbuktu, to Luxor or just like they send them over to where all the areas where Africans and high sciences existed. The first music conservatory, in Valencia, Spain, was developed by the Moors. Enough for this commentary, but I suggest that you execute your own research to determine the true history of Europe which has been deliberately concealed and whitewashed. Dark Ages…one of the many biggest deceptions existing.

  2. Looking at the painting by artist Jean-Etienne Liotard titled THE CHOCOLATE GIRL. I googled the artist and found a painting bearing the same name BUT it depicts a White girl. Are we to believe this revised painting is white chocolate?

    • The name of the painting comes not from the skin pigment but that she is serving a cup of chocolate. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a version of that painting with a dark skinned server. Could you post a link to this?

      1745 Francesco Algarotti “I have bought a pastel picture about three feet high by the celebrated Liotard. It shows a young German chambermaid in profile, carrying a tray with a glass of water and a cup of chocolate.”

  3. Africans didn’t come to England in the 60’s. They have been here before the Roman empire. All real, true, and genuine white scholars have said , admitted and written about this. One can lie about history, and just look, but not change it.

  4. Earlier this morning I posted my comment and made reference to Jean-Etienne Liotard’s painting you identified as “The Chocolate Girl.” It’s obvious to me that you originally misidentified her. Glad to be of help.

  5. If Africans in the 20th century do not know what they are worth,… does not matter how much their ancestors were sold.

  6. That’s a great trueth but why nowadays​ in Africa we didn’t tell our children about that true story. That is wonderful news I appreciate it. Good job.!!

  7. Please all these are lies.We know our history.we wante to be respected,we want our pride but let us get it from the right source.

    • Wow!!! lies?! If truly the black man is Israel & the history as written in the bible dates back thousands of years then what do you expect from such a civilized set of people? The fact that this history is surfacing is the only proof that Israel is indeed black otherweise, how will such a highly exposed brand of people that the bible calls great be taken from Africa so cluelessly like stray dogs? This history clearly indicates why no black man knows he is Israel why?!!! you should ask, well, if truly they went on exile from Europe, do you think they will disclose who they are to their family in Africa knowing well that the Europeans will soon come for them? also, Do you now understand why Africa became a choice destination & perhaps why they had to become dumb & illeterate to civilization (I’m saying civilization because Africans surely were exposed to SPIRITUALITY) it’s simply cos in Africa, they looked just like their family. So this is true history not fake

  8. If some people who did not travel out feel this is distortion of history they are showing their ignorance. The Moorish invasion of Spain is a reality and the last bastion of the Moorish invaders of Spain are Malaga, Serville etc and you can still see and feel the influence up till tomorrow. Is not true that we had a Black Pope in Europe before ? Can you say that the Pope does not pray to the Black Madona ? Do you know the grand ceremony of the Black Madona in Central America including Panama ?

  9. This is the age of great awakening. Professor Ben on YouTube would enlighten you more about Africa. We are the birth place of knowledge and we must put aside all forms of inferiority complex.

  10. Interesting but I agree the work is sloppy and claims not supported by references, which could endorse their veracity. Its clear there was African participation in UK even in Neolithic times (I refer to the identified remains of a sub Saharan young women found near Eastbourne and on display with facial reconstruction, DNA evidence of diet etc,). If your version is true, it begs the question of why the cover up?

  11. I havent any doubt this is all true. They work on hiding the truth from us. This would be a good place to start finding out our past

  12. It is true. Add to that there were a total of 3 Black Popes. This author may be criticized
    scholars on matters of import to them. On the other hand I question what the Moor’s roles were in the African slave trade since 1619 was between 711-1789. Was the Spanish Queen who funded Columbus African in 1492? Difficult to decipher truth through The cover-ups.


  13. I love this and I always knew we were royalty. They have tried to hide our past and our greatness, but our history tells the story. I always knew since I was a child that I was royalty. We are the greatest and the smartest race on the face of the earth. I wish these young kids out here today would take a look back.

  14. We Afrikan/Black People must rewrite our own true ancient Afrikan History to eliminate all the lies and false propaganda. Know the truth and the truth shall set you free!!

  15. Maybe the fundamental question is what do we do with this information? whether or not it is true, how will it benefit us now? How do we leverage this information? Where do we begin to understand what needs to be done? This is as much an intellectual debate as it is our psychological legacy in uncovering the secrets that have made is lame. The timing of the release of this information is interesting condering the nature of the findings. They are a complete paradox.

    We were conquered by a far superior power. They might have erased our history with their own but the actual power that they still weild even today is the result of our own ignorance.

    Before you comment, why don’t you reference the Jews and the American Indians about who they are and they will tell you word for word. They have never made the mistake that ruled their past.

    ‘A master knows his slave well enough to know when and how make the slave believe that he is his own man. That is of course until the slave is eventually aware of his misgivings and makes a decision to become the farmer instead.’

    We did not wage great wars against our oppressors. We have not built or created wealth within our own communities. We are as poor now as we have been for decades and it will continue for generations to come until we decide to change that. We are at the root cause of our demise and we deserve it.

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