The Ornament of the World

Abd al-Rahman’s Flight

Clip: Special | 3m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

In 750 the long-standing rulers of the Muslim empire, the Umayyads, are overthrown. The Abbasid family, who stage the coup, invite them back to the palace as a gesture of peace. But it’s a ruse. The Abbasids slaughter nearly all the Umayyads except Abd al-Rahman, a young prince, who escapes the onslaught and becomes the most hunted man in the Muslim empire.

Aired: 12/17/19

Rating: TV-14

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