"eyes that vaguely recalled the Moorish conquerors"
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Andalusia Girls
Creative Commons AttributionAndalusia Girls - Credit: Dominic's pics, Flickr
The Moors were North African Muslims who ruled over the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492. They called this territory ‘Al-Andalus’.

The Moors showed great tolerance of Andalusia’s existing religions, and left behind the architectural marvels of Cordoba and Granada.  Salman Rushdie's novel, The Moor's Last Sigh, recalls the last Moorish ruler of Granada, known as Boabdil.