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The '''Moors''' were another name for the [[Muslim]] invaders of (successively) the Northern coast of [[Africa]], the [[Spain|Spanish]] peninsula and southern [[France]]. They were also known as [[Saracens]].
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The '''Moors''' were another name for the [[Muslim]] invaders of (successively) the Northern coast of [[Africa]], the [[Spain|Spanish]] peninsula [[Al-Andalus]] and southern [[France]]. They were also known as [[Saracens]].
   
 
Geomorphically, ''moors'' are extensive undulating areas of marginal fertility, generally at raised altitudes, which dominate much of the north of [[England]], especially over the Pennine ridge. They were slowly colonised in [[period]], usually up river valleys, and founded a deal of the [[sheep]] industry of England.
 
Geomorphically, ''moors'' are extensive undulating areas of marginal fertility, generally at raised altitudes, which dominate much of the north of [[England]], especially over the Pennine ridge. They were slowly colonised in [[period]], usually up river valleys, and founded a deal of the [[sheep]] industry of England.

Latest revision as of 18:58, 10 February 2014

The Moors were another name for the Muslim invaders of (successively) the Northern coast of Africa, the Spanish peninsula Al-Andalus and southern France. They were also known as Saracens.

Geomorphically, moors are extensive undulating areas of marginal fertility, generally at raised altitudes, which dominate much of the north of England, especially over the Pennine ridge. They were slowly colonised in period, usually up river valleys, and founded a deal of the sheep industry of England.