The cultures and religions that have shaped the Spain we know today are revealed over the course of a journey through its key cities - Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Cartagena - in the company of historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. It's a story packed with surprises and includes some of the great civilisations of the ancient world, as well as the most extraordinary characters. From Hannibal to the Caliphate, the Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian, the Jewish Prime Ministers under Muslim rule to the expulsion of the Jews, the Inquisition, and the rise of the Habsburgs: Charles V, Phillip II, and the empire, the Bourbons, Napoleon and ultimately Franco and beyond. We discover how this is a part of the world where the influence of previous cities and their respective faiths are evident at every turn.
In this hilarious, melodic, and inspirational series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Long Island, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical skills to make the church’s choir top notch. Having spent years travelling the globe working with incredible choirs and A-list musicians, Richard is now focused on his hometown choir and, with the help of his wife Stacey, trying to get his millennial children, Judea and Jordan, out of the house so that they can build their own dreams.