It was here Boabdil
stopped to look back and shed a tear over his lost kingdom.
Carter notes the similarity between Bombadil's name and that of Boabdil
, a popular figure in Islamic legend, Look Behind 195.
It follows Boabdil
, exiled leader of the Moors in Spain, across the straight of Gibraltar.
The sultan decided to name one of his wives, a Christian prisoner Soraya, as his heir, annoying another wife Axia and her son Boabdil
Eight centuries of Moorish Spain--al-Andalus, Andalusia, to Arabs, Sefarad to Jews--finally ended in the surrender by the emir Boabdil
of Granada, with its legendary fortress-palace the Alhambra.
It ends in 1492, when Boabdil
, the last king of Granada, hands over the keys of Spain's last Moorish bastion to the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella.